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In dark and cold, Americans cast first ballots

From a symbolic hamlet to a swing state neighbouring Washington to the storm-scarred streets of New York, Americans rose early to cast ballots.

First vote count in US elections results in a tie

The first votes in Tuesday's US presidential election produced a tie as nationwide polls showed Barack Obama and Mitt Romney neck and neck.

US election day: Independents hold the key

Independent voters hold the fates of US President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney - and both presidential candidates know it.

US economic woes to be election deciding factor

Whoever wins the US election between President Barack Obama and contender Mitt Romney will find themselves standing at the edge of a fiscal precipice.

Down to the wire in Ohio

It has been a hectic weekend for foreign journalists and the White House press corps on the campaign trail in Ohio.

Romney, Obama in late scramble for votes

The presidential race converged on one city in Iowa on Saturday as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each made a last-minute appeal for support.

Weekend 101: It’s Movember

Zuma stays mum on the spy tapes, AfriForum, Malema, and the ANC shake it out, Obama and Romney go head-to-head, and men across the globe go hairy for cancer.

Struggling whites are more likely to follow Republicans blindly

Studies show that Americans believe the economy is important, but they largely still vote according to race and class. Gary Younge reports.

Deep Read: In election ads, political science meets excess

Amid the chaos of the US election campaign's closing days, Ohio has become a test centre for the growing science of political advertising.

Deep Read: When corporates bankroll politics, we all lose

Letting taxpayers fund parties directly could revive the rotten system - and it would be cheaper too, writes George Monbiot.

US on alert as Hurricane Sandy drenches nuclear plant

A nuclear power plant in New Jersey has declared an alert from Hurricane Sandy as water passed a minimum level but no safety concerns were reported.

FBI top job awaits Obama or Romney decision

The winner of the US election will have a chance to remake law enforcement with his choices for attorney general and FBI director.

White working-class men could decide Obama’s fate

Young voters, women, blacks and Hispanics took Barack Obama into the White House in 2008, but white working-class males could decide whether he stays.

New York Times endorses Obama for White House

The New York Times has endorsed President Barack Obama on Saturday as he seeks a second term in the White House on November 6.

Obama ends in poll position

A global poll for the BBC World Service has revealed that 20 out of 21 countries preferred Barack Obama to his challenger.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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