Modi picked as Indian premier, swearing-in set

Posted: May 21, 2014 at 5:32 a.m.

India's Hindu nationalist party formally chose Narendra Modi as the country's next prime minister on Tuesday, just days after its resounding victory in national elections.

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Avoid violence, Thai military is urged

Motorcyclists pass Thai soldiers stationed outside the Thai police headquarters on Tuesday in Bangkok.

Thailand's caretaker premier called Tuesday for the military to avoid violence as the army chief imposed marti... Read »

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Dead livestock litter flood-hit Balkans

Residents try to excavate a car trapped in the mud caused by a landslide at the village of Topcic Polje, near the town of Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Tuesday. Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia have been hit by the worst flooding in more than 100 years, forcing half a million people out of their homes and leading to more than three dozen deaths.

A new calamity emerged Tuesday in the flood-hit Balkans: wastelands of drowned livestock. Read »