The polls are closed and the vote count is under way in Afghanistan, where a national election has been held in the midst of bloody fighting. We look at the turnout, the possible outcomes and the potential consequences for US diplomacy and military commitments. Also, the Lockerbie bomber gets a "humanitarian" release from prison, and Whole Foods founder John Mackey learns it’s not nice to fool with your most loyal customers.
Banner image: An Afghan policeman checks a man as women wait in line at a security checkpoint today at the entrance of a polling centre in Kabul. Photo: Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images