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World congratulates Obama on victory

 President Barack Obama’s return to White House is widely celebrated, from Europe to his childhood home of Indonesia.

Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 11:47 GMT

Americas

Israel to counter Palestinian attempt at UN

 Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warns that Israel will respond harshly if Palestine is given enhanced status at UN.
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 19:16 GMT

Middle East

Hundreds of thousands flooded Barcelona on the region’s national day demanding independence [Reuters]

Spanish PM slams Catalan separatist bid

 Mariano Rajoys says bid for independence defied common sense and says Spain is not in need of a bailout plan for 2012.

Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 22:09 GMT

Europe

Israeli policy splits Palestinian families

 Mya Guarnieri07 Nov 2012 10:27 GMT

Parents, children, and lovers in the West Bank and Gaza are torn apart by Israel’s strict ‘separation policy’

 

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Barack Obama walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia to deliver his victory speech in Chicago

‘The best is yet to come’: Obama wins four more years as Romney challenge crushed

Republican concedes as America’s women, young and minorities back President – and he heralds victory via Twitter

Maryland voters approve gay marriage

07 November 2012 09:31 AM

Maryland voters approved same-sex marriage yesterday while similar measures in Maine and Washington state also appeared on track to pass, marking the first time marriage rights have been extended to same-sex couples by popular vote.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire already has two female senators. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

New Hampshire elects female governor with a little help

Maggie Hassan wins as grassroots pro-women campaign helps the Granite State send an all-female delegation to Washington

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