The following is archive text of BBC News coverage of the US election. Welcome to the BBC's continued live coverage of the 2012 presidential election, the morning after President Barack Obama won re-election. We've been following the story since election day morning - you can see the reports here.
0639 The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar
says: "In his message to President Obama, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari expressed hope the relationship between Pakistan and the US would continue to prosper during President Obama's new term in office."
President Zardari added that he was confident the leadership of the two countries would be able to further deepen and broaden bilateral relations on the basis of mutual respect and mutual interests.
This from BBC Monitoring: Obama's Kenyan grandmother has congratulated her grandson, Kenyan newspaper The Standard reports. "I knew he was going to win. We are happy for the victory and are embracing everyone who visits our home," said Mama Sarah Obama at Kogelo Resort in western Kenya.
John Cassidy of The New Yorker magazine writes that Obama's win was a "triumph of moderation over extremism, tolerance over intolerance, and the polyglot future over the monochrome past".
0701 Robert Peston, BBC Business Editor
"Almost as important as the choice of president is the selection of a Treasury secretary." Read more from Robert on how much the US election matters to the UK.
For a behind-the-scenes look at the BBC's operation in Washington DC on the night of the US election, take a look at a video produced by our own David Botti.
ABC News has released a list of the six "weirdest items Americans voted on in the 2012 election". Among them was a ballot on whether genetically modified food must be labelled and whether condoms should be used in pornographic films.