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Networks Project Second Term for Obama

Barack Obama was re-elected as president on Tuesday, the television networks projected, defeating Mitt Romney after a long, hard-fought campaign that centered on who would heal the battered economy and on what role government should play in the 21st century. The president’s official Twitter account quickly posted: “This happened because of you. Thank you.” CBS […]

As voters drift out of polling stations Tuesday night, America will get a little closer to knowing whether Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama will be in the White House come January. After countless stump speeches, three debates and historic levels of advertising—it’s estimated that $2.6 billion was spent in the presidential race—tens of millions of […]

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Washington, Nov 6 (bdnews24.com/Reuters)—Sporadic complaints about voting procedures surfaced from Pennsylvania to Florida on Tuesday, while long lines in many states posed their own challenges in what could be one of the closest presidential elections in US history. It was unclear what impact controversies over everything from the presence of poll watchers to software installation […]

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Cleveland/Chicago, Nov 6 (bdnews24.com/Reuters)—President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House. Capping a long and bitter presidential […]

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US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (L) and US President Barack Obama shake hands at the conclusion of the final US presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida on October 22.Photo: Reuters The health of the US economy has been central to the campaign for the White House, with both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger […]

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Voters wait outside the polling station to cast their ballots at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC, yesterday. Americans headed to the polls after a burst of last-minute campaigning by President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a nail-biting contest unlikely to heal a deeply polarized nation. Photo: AFPAgencies Americans went to the polls yesterday […]

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As The Daily Star goes to press, Americans have begun voting in what by all projections appears to be one of the most contested US presidential elections in history. The last time a tough contest took place was in 1960, when Democratic Senator John F Kennedy narrowly defeated Republican Vice President Richard M Nixon. At […]

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An independent analysis of early voting indicates that late arriving ballots are trending Democratic, adding to President Barack Obama’s desperately needed early vote advantage in critical battleground states. In 2008, Obama won four battleground states because he dramatically outpaced John McCain in early voting. While Obama has maintained a lead in early voting in most […]

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Security Council’s Taliban sanctions committee adds Pakistan-based group over deadly attacks inside Afghanistan. The Haqqani group is named after its patriarch and founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, right [Reuters] The UN Security Council’s Taliban sanctions committee has added the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, accused of several major attacks in Afghanistan, to a UN blacklist, US officials say. The Security […]

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International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday barred advocate Tajul Islam, a defence counsel for war crimes suspect Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee, from entering the courtroom until November 22. The tribunal also issued show cause notices to defence lawyers Tajul Islam, Mizanul Islam and Tanvir Ahmed Al-Amin seeking their explanation on why legal actions should not […]

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At least 27 people have been killed by a car bomb that exploded at the entrance to an Iraqi army base near Baghdad, police and medics say. More than 40 others were wounded by the blast, which occurred at 12:00 (09:00 GMT) at the facility in Taji, about 25km (15 miles) north of the capital. […]

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Mr Serdyukov had been defence minister for six years Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the defence minister after his ministry was caught up in a corruption scandal. Anatoly Serdyukov has been replaced with a former emergencies minister and loyal ally of Mr Putin, Sergei Shoigu. Russia’s top investigative agency is investigating the sale of […]

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