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'Great day to be an American'

Chanting "Four more years!" and "USA, USA!" a crowd of several thousand well-wishers danced and waved flags outside the White House late Tuesday after Barack Obama was swept back into office.

Romney's cousins in Mexico mourn defeat

In a verdant oasis in the deserts of northern Mexico, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's Mormon cousins mourned his presidential election defeat on Tuesday as a lost opportunity to pull the US economy out of the doldrums.

Congress coloured red and blue again

Democrats narrowly won majority in the US Senate while Republicans retained the control of the House of Representatives, leaving newly-elected President Barack Obama to deal with a divided Congress once again.

NY has no time to celebrate as new storm approaches

Storm-battered New York and New Jersey ordered the evacuation of some areas devastated by deadly Superstorm Sandy as strong wind rain and sleet threatened to lash the region on Wednesday, closing parks and beaches and halting outside construction work.

Counting halted

Election officials halted the vote count in Florida amid a tight race in the southern state between President Barack Obama and his defeated Republican rival Mitt Romney, US media reported.

US Indian to make history

Ami Bera, a California state Democrat, looks likely to make history becoming only the second Indian origin member of the US House of Representative. Yashwant Raj reports.Yashwant Raj

Wasting no time, Obama calls leaders of Congress

Fresh from his re-election triumph, President Barack Obama today called leaders in Congress to prepare the ground for a political showdown over a cresting financial crisis that could spark recession.

Obama to extend hand to Iran

Freed from the constraints of a lengthy election campaign, US President Barack Obama now has another shot at pressing Iran through diplomacy to scale back its nuclear programme, analysts say.

China wants new Obama administration to improve ties

China hopes that the new Obama administration would set a more constructive tone in crafting its China policy as it pointed out that US President Barack Obama's first term had seen ties 'effectively whittled down', state-run news agency Xinhua said.

Sonia hails Obama's re-election

Hailing the re-election of Barack Obama as US President, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today expressed confidence that India and the US will work together for the larger good of humanity in the times to come.

Obama win dampens 'American dream' for Indian graduates

Romney had promised green cards for all foreign students graduating in science and tech from US varsities; Obama not ready to go that far; But reversing brain drain now easier. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.

Obama calls 13 world leaders after re-election

The White House says President Barack Obama has spoken with more than a dozen world leaders following his re-election and expressed his desire to continue to have close cooperation with them.

Asia push to continue into second term, China a worry

President Barack Obama's re-election means he can sustain the strategic shift toward the Asia-Pacific started during his first term but the attention and resources the region gets may be hostage to instability in West Asia and budget battles in Washington.

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