Malaysian popular opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim is free for the first time since 2014 after receiving a royal pardon for a sodomy conviction supporters believe was trumped up and politically motivated.

The federal government is opening up 21 new acreages for oil and gas drilling in the Great Australia Bight.  The sites are spread out across six basins off Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

Good Morning Australia!! - North Korea suddenly changes course, and cancels peace talks - Israel and the US try to defend shooting unarmed protesters with live rounds - George Soros pulls out of his home country - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Former Labor MP Susan Lamb has officially renounced her British citizenship, clearing the way for her to seek a comeback in the by-election for her old seat of Longman, QLD.

DHL Express says it will open a new purpose-built Service Centre in Molesdinar, QLD on the Gold Coast in the second half of this year.

Good Morning Australia!! - Blood in the desert as the US opens a divisive embassy - Melania Trump undergoes surgery - The walls are starting to close in on Malaysia's ex-PM - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) hopes to begin a mass vaccination drive later this week to head off the advance of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Commonwealth Bank's chief financial officer Rob Jesudason has resigned after less than a year on the job, leaving the restive institution with yet another major vacancy to fill. 

Good Morning Australia!! - The US is about to open its Embassy in Jerusalem - The Indonesian church bombers were members of one family and included young children - South Africa takes the reigns of a province rocked by violence - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Happy Mother's Day Australia!! - There are deaths and serious injuries in a stabbing attack in Paris - North Korea wants Japan out of the peace process - The deaths of two cyclists in Mexico were not accidents, police finally admit - And more in your bouquet of CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - New details on the Margaret River Massacre - Malaysia's scandal-plagued ex-PM will have to stay and face the music - The Ayatollah trolls Trump - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say one person has died in what appears to be a new outbreak of the very deadly and very contagious Ebola virus.

A Brisbane court ordered Linc Energy to pay a record fine of $4.5 Million for the "ecological vandalism" at its underground coal gasification plant at Chinchilla between 2007 and 2013.

Good Morning Australia!! - David Goodall ends his life with a powerful statement - Trump and Kim set a time and place - Iran and Israel forces in direct confrontation - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Amid shocking revelations of misconduct in the banking industry, the coalition's new budget slashes funding to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) by $26 Million and cuts its staffing by 30 workers.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will conduct a public inquiry of SafeWorkSA after a number of complaints about the regulatory body were reported.

Good Morning Australia!! - The world races to clean-up the Orange Clown's mess - Bob Hawke's out of hospital - A major electoral upset in Malaysia - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

It's not even summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and an unusual heat wave at the North Pole is sending temperatures up to the melting point.

The High Court has ruled that Labor Senator Katy Gallagher isn't eligible to serve because she didn't renounce her British citizenship in time for the 2016 election.  Four other MPs stood down because of the decision.

Good Morning Australia!! - Under Trump, the US goes back on its word and pulls out of the Iran Nuclear Deal - Iran keeps cool while the world appeals for calm - Armenia's opposition leader wins the job he sought - Nazi Grandma is going to prison - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner apologized to the LGBTI community for "state-sanctioned discrimination"and the laws that "criminalised love and attraction".