Today, we start in Russia, where yet another new term begins for Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Plus, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush is now running for elected office. And Afghanistan's first female Air Force pilot has been granted asylum in the US.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin was sworn in to a fourth term in office on Monday, extending his 18-year rule amid promises of continuity in foreign policy and renewed efforts toward building prosperity at home.
The country’s tourism council paints an image of a real-life Shangri-La. But Bhutanese identity has been undergoing a seismic shift as it is thrust into a modern age, prompting a mental health crisis in a country that is struggling to keep up.