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We hear what makes Russia's President Vladimir Putin tick, from a journalist who sat down to dinner with him. Also, Russians take to social media to mock US sanctions against their country. Plus, a great way to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year: fire-jumping.
Malaysia's government continues to struggle under the glare of the global spotlight. Also, how American basketball players are doing, playing pro hoops in post-revolution Libya. Plus, an update on a 50-year-old Russian experiment to domesticate foxes.
There are voice mail retrieval systems, and then there's the NSA's MYSTIC program. Plus, Libyans like their drink. The homemade hooch is apparently a big, but somewhat dangerous issue in the nominally dry country. We also profile Oslo-born chef and blogger Paul Lowe, better known as Sweet Paul, about his tasty baked treats.
Vladimir Putin takes a pen and redraws the map of Russia by annexing Crimea. Also, forget driving in Mexico City, drivers are ditching their vehicles and taking up bicycling. And, speaking of cars, fans don't like the new Formula 1 racing engines. The problem? They're too quiet.
After Sunday's vote in Crimea, there's uncertainty over what comes next for eastern Ukraine. Also, we introduce you to the Thai version of the Jon Stewart show. Plus, a different take on St. Paddy's Day: No Danny Boy!
The US and Europe keep pressing to delay Sunday's Crimean referendum on joining Russia. Also, how our driving habits have changed -- or not -- in the 40 years since the Arab Oil Embargo jolted American wallets. Plus, the six-piece Marine Corps Jazz ensemble performs live in The World's studios.