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The best is yet to come, says victorious Obama

WASHINGTON: Mr Barack Obama on Wednesday clinched a resounding victory over Republican challenger, Mr Mitt Romney to earn a second term as the US President braving economic woes and straightaway promised bi-partisan politics after a deeply polarised election.

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Fresh bombings hit Damascus

BEIRUT: Syria’s state-run news agency says a fresh wave of bombings has hit Damascus and its outskirts.  SANA says “terrorists detonated” three bombs in Al-azzeh district of Damascus late Wednesday night, targeting a mosque, a sports club and a shop.

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NEW YORK:  Megastorm Sandy hit the US east coast with fierce force on Tuesday, claiming at least 33 lives across seven states, plunging millions of homes into darkness and leaving the New York Stock Exchange shut for two straight days for the first time since 1888.

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Sandy cuts power to 7.3 million homes

NEW YORK:  At least 7.3 million homes and businesses on the US East Coast were without power on Tuesday after hurricane Sandy tore down power lines, flooded networks and sparked an explosion at a Consolidated Edison substation on Manhattan’s East River.

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