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14 January 2013 Last updated at 06:13 ET

Obama re-elected as US president

Barack Obama: "I have never been more hopeful"

President Barack Obama wins a second term, defeating Mitt Romney despite dissatisfaction with the economy, while the House of Representatives remains in Republican control and Democrats retain the Senate.


American flagSecession petitions after Obama win

More than 100,000 Americans petition the White House to allow their states to secede from the US after President Obama's re-election.

Election analysis

Mark Mardell Article written by Mark Mardell Mark Mardell Presenter, The World This Weekend

Will Scotland get reheated Blairism?

Those on the left think new Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy could be about to take the party back to the days of Tony Blair, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.

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Katty Kay, BBC World News Article written by Katty Kay Katty Kay Presenter, BBC World News

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