KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan polling stations have closed after nearly 10 hours of voting that saw a massive turnout, including in some of the most dangerous areas of the country.
Electoral workers wearing blue vests with the logo of the Independent Election Commission pulled the paper ballots out of boxes and carefully showed them in footage shown live on national television Saturday.
Partial results are expected as soon as Sunday.
Saturday's vote was a sharp contrast from Afghanistan's 2009 election, which was marred by widespread allegations of vote-rigging that tarnished President Hamid Karzai's re-election.
Japan's government shaken by double resignation
Two female ministers resigned from Japan's cabinet amid scandal Monday, and it's spelling trouble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Jack the Ripper's true identity is still unknown
After testing DNA from a shawl found near one of Jack the Ripper's victims, a scientist said he'd identified the killer. New reports refute the claim.
How dangerous is the Brazilian wandering spider?
A London family fled its home after finding a venomous Brazilian wandering spider in some groceries.
Obama could bypass Congress on Iran deal
A New York Times report suggests the White House is considering bypassing Congress on a final nuclear deal with Iran.