-- Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has been detained in Egypt since last December. This week, he and three other journalists from Al Jazeera are facing trial. Jian speaks with his brother SHERIF FAHMY in Cairo about the situation; and Al Jazeera English political analyst MARWAN BISHARA about the crackdown on journalists since the fall of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
Today, what's happening with Ukraine? In a dramatic move today, armed men seize the government headquarters in Crimea and raise a Russian flag. We'll have the latest news plus key background and context from journalist and historian Anne Applebaum. Also, more on the hunt for former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, and following the trail of documents he left behind.
-- Author and philosopher ALAIN DE BOTTON talks about his new online news outlet The Philosophers' Mail, which uses global affairs and celebrity gossip news as jumping off points to discuss more profound things about human nature. He aims to bridge the division he sees in a lot of news media between what's popular and what's important.
Today on The World, an incredible conversation between Marco and the BBC's Lyse Doucet about her visit to Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus. It was built in 1948 as a refuge for Palestinians fleeing the Arab-Israeli war - now it's caught up in Syria's brutal civil war. Lyse has covered the war from the very beginning, but says she was shocked by the devastation and distress she saw in Yarmouk.
-- Humorist and author A.J. JACOBS talks about his recent descent into the world of extended family trees online… and why he thinks discovering our distant genealogical connections could make us kinder to all the strangers who might be our cousins.