Japanese researchers have set a new record for the efficiency of mass-produced solar panels, converting more of that solar energy hitting the panel into electricity.

Researchers have created a new type of sieve to filter out common salts in seawater to make it safe to drink.  The filter is made from graphene, a sort of miracle material known for its strength and conductivity that has scientists racing to find new applications.

Good Morning Australia!! - Scores are killed in a chemical weapons attack in Syria - Another Trump-Russia connection is detailed - Is the end near for South African president Jacob Zuma? - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The price of Australian steel-making coal has jumped up 15 percent has producers have problems in the lingering after effects of Cyclone Debbie.

While the logistics sector is looking forward to using drone aircraft for package delivery in highly localized settings, a California company is working on a bigger dream:  Using drones to ship freight across the Pacific Ocean.

Good Morning Australia!! - Bombs kill several riders on a European subway train - A UN official takes a dim view of indigenous incarceration in Australia - US Republicans are threatening to cross a line in the sand - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Health officials across Europe are on high alert as a Measles outbreak moves across the continent, a place where the disease had almost been eliminated.  The outbreak is spreading because of pockets where the immunization rate has fallen below 95 percent.

Authorities in the Russian Federated Republic of Chechnya have reportedly rounded up more than a hundred gay men or suspected gay men, killing at least three of them. 

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The acclaimed Central European University (CEU) says it may have to leave its home of a quarter century in Hungary if right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban succeeds in pushing punitive and vindictive legislation.

The attorney for short-serving US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn says his client "has a story to tell" - but won't do so unless he receives immunity from prosecution.

Good Morning Australia!! - The law closes in on the powerful and corrupt on two continents - Mexico's worst judge gets overruled and suspended - Trump drops Obama's focus on Human Rights - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri is expected to approve a bill to legalize the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes.

Deciding that water and the environment are most important, El Salvador's congress approved a landmark law to ban the mining of all metals.  It's believed the first such blanket ban in the world.

Disgraced former speaker Bronwyn Bishop is insisting she "did nothing wrong" after cutting short her involvement in a probe of her travel expenses, which she claims were no worse than any other MPs.

Good Morning Australia!! - Theresa May tiggers the Brexit, Europe is already signalling a rough ride - A man is eaten by a snake - The disgusting reason yet another judge allows an accused sex offender to walk - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The town of Cajamarca in Colombia held a referendum, and 98 percent of the people decided they didn't need the hassles or environmental threats of a new gold mine.  The government went ahead and approved the project anyway.

Conservationists are crediting anti-poaching efforts after camera traps caught images of a previously unknown population of ultra-rare Indochinese Tigers in a Thai jungle.

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