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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 30, 2019, 08.54 AM(IST)

File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign as he arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate the party's victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in New Delhi. Photograph:( PTI )

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Narendra Modi to take oath as Prime Minister today

With the 2019 Lok Sabha poll victory, he has become the first Prime Minister outside of the Congress to win two consecutive terms with a full majority since 1971.

Israel faces second election in months as Netanyahu fails to form government

The September 17 ballot will be Israel's second this year. It spells unprecedented upheaval even for a country used to political infighting and is a big blow to Netanyahu, who had claimed victory in the last election on April 9.

Ahead of oath-taking ceremony, PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, Vajpayee; visits National War Memorial 

Before taking oath as the prime minister for the second consecutive term today, Modi on Thursday morning visited National War Memorial and paid tribute to India's martyrs.

Mueller says he could not charge Trump as Congress weighs impeachment

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was never going to end with criminal charges against President Donald Trump but he did not clear him and indicated it was up to Congress to decide whether he should be impeached.

Europa League: Hazard scores twice as Chelsea thrash Arsenal in final

Chelsea destroyed Arsenal with four second-half goals that handed coach Maurizio Sarri his first major trophy at the age of 60, although that might not be enough to silence the speculation that he could also be leaving Stamford Bridge imminently.