Around 17,000 police and military personnel have been deployed to prevent a repeat of last month's unrest while the Constitutional Court deliberates.
Trump says other Conservative lawmakers had also sought his endorsement.
Narendra Modi will announce new finance and foreign ministers as well as find a top post for his trusted enforcer, BJP president Amit Shah.
Papua New Guinea's veteran prime minister formally resigns, easing a months-long political crisis and calling a multi-billion-dollar French and US-backed gas deal into doubt.
Almost all the people joining the BJP are from the Trinamool Congress, led by Mamata Banerjee, who is one of Modi's biggest critics.
Following a landslide victory in recent elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's post-electorial plans include addressing India's economic growth, reducing unemployment, and improving the agriculture sector.
Ghandi offers to quit but the Congress Working Group unanimously and with one voice rejected the offer.
Official data says the BJP is ahead in 292 of the 542 seats available, well over the 272 seats needed for a majority in the lower house of parliament.
The police have found envelopes with cash on some of the rioters prompting allegations of paid mobs.
Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi tells the people of India not to believe exit polls which points to a BJP win.
Indonesian police fired tear gas as some protesters hurled fireworks and other objects at officers in riot gear in a main street in the capital.
Venezuela’s Congress is held by the opposition and to shift elections forwards is seen as a move to cleanse the Congress of Maduro’s detractors.
Police used batons to break up skirmishes between supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the regional Trinamool Congress party in Kankinara.
According to a poll released by Times Now television Modi's alliance is likely to get 306 seats, a clear majority.
The Aussie sank to 68.68 cents last week amid a rise in the unemployment rate in April and China dashing hopes the trade spat would be ended soon.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten's unpopularity and his struggle to explain the party's complex tax policies were used by Scott Morrison to devastating effect.
The day after his party’s win Morrison went to church and supported his favourite rugby team.
Indonesian authorities are heightening security ahead of the announcement of the official result of the election.
A lack of new jobs – despite annual economic growth of about 7% – and the plight of farmers struggling with falling crop prices have been major worries for voters.
The government has been trailing the centre-left Labour Party, led by Bill Shorten, in polls for years, though recent figures indicate the race is tightening.
Turkey's AK Party's huge loss of Istanbul in the country's recent polls is being taken badly by President Tayyip Erdogan who now demands a re-run appeal.
Conducting the eight-hour vote in the republic has proven to be both a Herculean logistical feat and deadly for officials who had to count ballot papers by hand.
Robert Biedron wants to pull his country away from pious nationalism and homophobia that’s permeated society under the current government.
National Police Chief Tito Karnavian urges Indonesians to refrain from mass demonstrations.