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The times they are a-changing in Crimea, literally. Russia is set to move the Ukrainian peninsula it took over from Ukrainian time to Moscow Standard Time later this month. And we check in on Poland's burgeoning interest in Jewish culture. Plus we continue our series The Ninth Month with a story of one 16-year-old who became pregnant and had some serious complications.
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!