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Ukraine Crimea Vote

US President Barack Obama and European leaders condemn a vote in Crimea to press on with a referendum to join Russia. What are the risks for business?

US President Barack Obama and European leaders condemn a vote by law-makers in Crimea to press on with a referendum to join Russia.

Also on the programme, we're in Cambodia as garment workers threaten strike action over higher wages; and the elusive founder of Bitcoin is revealed, sparking an online outcry.

Beauty is big business in Brazil, especially in the country's hair salons. No other nation spends as much on its follicles but how is the spending power of a rising middle class changing attitudes to Brazilian beauty? Bruce Douglas reports from Rio de Janeiro.

Plus guests Rachel Lu, co-founding editor of Tea Leaf Nation, a part of Foreign Policy magazine and Gissou Nia, the executive director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre join us along with Jennifer Pak reporting from Malaysia.

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