Howdy Australia!! - Trump's mystery security breach to a foreign leader - The AFP goes to Afghanistan to investigate alleged war crimes - What happened to the only criminal charges to come out of the Fukushima nuclear disaster? - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The Tasmanian city of Launceton will no longer hold Australia Day celebrations on 26 January, choosing instead to move it all up one day out of respect for indigenous people.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized after Time Magazine unearthed what he probably hoped was a forgotten photo of him wearing an Aladdin costume complete with heavy brownface make-up.

Hello Australia!! - A US ally casts doubt on Washington's Saudi oil attack narrative - NSW gets closer to legalizing women's reproductive rights - Was the world's oldest woman a total fraud? - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The Greens and marine conservationists accuse the government of plotting to use an inquiry into water quality on the Great Barrier Reef to try and discredit Queensland's laws to protect the reef.

A Queensland gas company plans to begin fracking at two exploratory wells near the Adani Carmichael mine site later this year, with production to commence "early".

Hello Australia!! - Stalemate in Israel's election - The US cranks up claims against Iran - Trudeau clams the Five Eyes allies - Concern after a Russian Ebola lab blows up - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Australia Post is extending its streamlined, flat-rate pricing scheme that will deliver big savings for customers out in the boondocks of in rural and regional Australia.

Howdy Australia!! - The US claims it has evidence Iran attacked Saudi Arabia - Abortion divides the NSW Liberals - Aussie intel could have been compromised by a Canadian leaker - Remembering Ric Ocasek of The Cars - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

German auto giant Volkswagen has reached an agreement with Australia to compensate about 100,000 owners of VW, Audi, or Skoda cars in the global emissions test scandal.

China conducted a cyber-attack on Australia's parliament and three largest political parties before the election in May, according to multiple sources cited by the Reuters news agency.

Good Morning Australia!! - The US blames Iran for the attack on a Saudi oil field - Trump's Supreme Court judge is accused of another act of sexual abuse - The gruesome discovery in a well - Does anyone miss a despot? - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Howdy Australia!! - With the far right out of the way, Italy practices mercy and generosity again - Yemeni rebels cripple Saudi Arabia's oil production - A top doc is accused of stealing from Ebola relief efforts - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Are the US and Brazil scheming to gut the rainforest? - Jail time for a Desperate Housewife - Le Pen in the prosecutors' crosshairs - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Lawmakers in Argentina approved draft legislation to create and distribute emergency food supplies for the poorest citizens to combat a worsening economic crisis.

Some US states are ready to accept a big pharmaceutical company's settlement offer to pay for damage caused by the opioid prescription drug abuse epidemic, while others call it "insultingly weak".

Good Morning Australia!! - Did Boris Johnson lie to the Queen? - When allies spy on each other - Congress steps up impeachment investigations of Trump - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

California lawmakers approved a sort of bill of rights for workers in the so-called "gig economy", which could force companies like Lyft and Uber to reclassify them from contractors to employees.

Californians are getting some help the Golden State's legendary housing problems from the state legislature's approval of rent control legislation.  Governor Gavin Newsom, often touted as a future US presidential contender, says he will sign the bill.

Hello Australia!! - A hint at how bad the Bahamas death toll could turn out - The UK Government released its Brexit nightmare scenario - An amazing discovery in deep space - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Google's Project Wing will inaugurate its new drone delivery service in two suburbs of Crestmead and Marsden, Queensland, likely before the end of the month.