As Crimean clocks are changed to Moscow time and the region adopts the rouble, economist Chris Weafer explains why some Ukrainian banks are being thrown out of the peninsula.
A new powder, soon to hit supermarket shelves, is causing controversy before it has even gone on sale. Palcohol, or powdered alcohol, can be sprinkled on food or reconstituted with water. Find out what people on the streets of London think of the manufacturer's suggestion that customers might like to dust their morning eggs with the potent powder.
In Nepal, sherpas are striking; demanding more pay following last week's avalanche in which thirteen sherpas and mountaineer support staff are confirmed to have died. But what of those climbers stranded at base camp, waiting to tackle the world's highest peak? We hear from Nivan Singh Khadka of BBC's Nepalese service.
In Detroit, Shikha Dalmia of US libertarian think tank, Reason, tells us about her work, her life and her take on the Indian elections due to end mid-May.
In Korea, ABC's Joseph Kim is with the families of those children lost in last week's ferry disaster. He'll join us throughout the programme.
Plus: Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times explains why she thinks secret surveillance at the office may not be such a bad thing.