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WASHINGTON -- The global economy is on track to grow by 4.1 percent in 2022, down 0.2 percentage point from previous projection, the World Bank Group said in its latest Global Economic Prospects released on Tuesday. (World Bank-Global Economy-2022)

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CAIRO -- At least two people were killed and eight others are still missing in Egypt as a truck with 24 passengers plunged into the Nile River near the capital Cairo, the Egyptian public prosecution said in a statement on Tuesday.

The accident took place on Monday evening in a village at Monshaat Al-Kanater district of Giza province. The passengers, including children, were onboard the truck on their way back from a farm where they were working, according to the statement. (Egypt-Accident)

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MANAGUA -- Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was sworn in for a new presidential term on Monday.

Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo were reelected in the last general election in November last year.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Plaza de la Revolucion, northwest of the capital Managua. After being sworn in to the new five-year term and receiving the presidential sash from the head of the National Assembly, Gustavo Porras, Ortega swore in his cabinet. (Nicaragua-Daniel Ortega)

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BRUSSELS -- European Parliament President David Sassoli died at age 65 at a hospital in Italy early Tuesday, his spokesperson has said.

"David Sassoli passed away at 1:15 a.m. (0015 GMT) on 11 January at the CRO in Aviano, Italy, where he was hospitalized. The date and place of the funeral will be communicated in the next few hours," spokesperson Roberto Cuillo tweeted. (EU-Parliament-President)

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