In a shock move, the US Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor to oversee an investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian officials. 

Brazil's unelected President Michel Temer is denying a report that he had authorized payments to buy the silence of a potential witness in the country's biggest-ever graft probe, allegations that have brought demands for his impeachment.

Good Morning Australia!! - Republicans are showing signs of abandoning Trump as scandal after scandal piles up - US police seek Erdogan bodyguards in a bloody brawl in Washington, DC - Chelsea Manning is free from prison (thanks a lot, Obama!) - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Research has revealed a strong link between the rapid loss of forests in Central America and the drug trade.

Apples are one of South Africa's key agricultural exports, but growers are seeing more and more sunburnt fruit - the result of global warming.

Victoria police are considering charging Cardinal George Pell over sexual assault allegations dating back to the late 1970s.  Australia's most senior Roman Catholic cleric is currently serving as Vatican finance chief.

Good Morning Australia!! - Breaking News, Trump tried to influence the FBI's investigation into the Kremlin's influence over the White House - Israel reportedly angry that Trump shared its secrets with the Russians - Allies consider withholding intel from the US - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The hedge fund Elliot Advisors says its has found broad support from fellow BHP shareholders for an independent review of the company's petroleum business.

Donald Trump leaked highly classified and "beyond top secret" information while bragging to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their meeting in the Oval Office last week, according to a bombshell report in the Washington Post.

Good Morning Australia!! - Asylum seekers are being warned of imminent evictions on Manus Island - The mafia caught stealing millions meat for refugees in Italy - A heartbreaking decision to be made in India - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a second case of Ebola in a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and officials are trying to trace 125 people who may have been exposed.

While it appears Australia has escaped the worst in the international ransomware attack, Microsoft is blaming the problem on governments "hoarding" their knowledge of software flaws that can be exploited by internet ne'er-do-wells.

Good Morning Australia!! - Australian business faces a big test today in the global ransomware attack - France's Macron predicts big things as he takes office - North Korea is still bad at missiles - And more in your Careerspot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - How a lone researcher stopped the global ransomware attack on computers - The Pope gives sainthood to a pair of Cold War kids - A cop fights bigotry to become chief - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Shocking allegations against Australia's Cardinal Pell - Trump seems to be trying to look like Nixon - Online ne'er-do-wells launch a global ransomware attack - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Good Morning Australia!! - Turmoil grows around Trump's scandalous firing of the FBI director, as the White House changes stories and officials refute Trump's nonsense - A call for justice in Russia ends in arrests - Spain's parliament weighs in on the stain that won't go away - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Queensland is apologizing to hundreds of men convicted of gay sex offenses, and opening a door to helping them clear their records.

People in the public gallery yelled, "Shame!" as the New South Wales Parliament defeated a bill to end the 100 year old prohibition on abortion rights.

Tens of thousands of people filled the Plaza De Mayo in Buenos Aires to protest a Supreme Court ruling designed to decrease prison time for those convicted of human rights abuses such as torture and murder during the 1976-1983 fascist dictatorship.

Good Morning Australia!! - The Trump White House plows ahead despite the fetid stench of corruption and conflict, and probably some Borsht - Students boo one Trump cabinet member while a reporter is arrested for asking questions of another - An LGBT couple in Indonesia finds themselves hauled before a Sharia Law court - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Increasing industrialization is fouling the air around Lumbini, Nepal, which is believed to be the birthplace of the Buddha.