Oceanographers are urging more research on a mariner's discovery of a giant "raft" of plastic debris concentrated in an area covering more than 2.5 Million square kilometers of the South Pacific.

People looking to lose some weight have long turned to artificial sweeteners to avoid the pitfalls of ingesting too much sugar.  But new research suggests popping the tab on that diet soda is potentially opening up a world of trouble.

Good Morning Australia!! - Your government wants more military involvement in local law enforcement - A Brazilian pol definitely didn't want these wedding gifts - And it's about time!  The Doctor's groundbreaking 13th regeneration is revealed - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Is the US about to back out of a promise to Australia? - Poland defies Europe - A sudden surge in cocaine output years after the cartel wars - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Teens are arrested in an acid attack spree - A suspect spy says he was at Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer - A highway to avoid - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The federal government says it will crackdown on "unscrupulous" employers who hold back their workers' superannuation entitlements to boost their own cash flows.

Two AFL executives were forced to resign after being caught in "inappropriate relationships with two younger women who work in the AFL industry".

Good Morning Australia!! - An advocate for freedom dies in Beijing's custody - Lula defies the prosecution - Iraq is investigating executions of IS fighters - And more on your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Fake Native American art is threatening indigenous livelihoods, and the real craftspeople want the US government to step up its enforcement of a law prohibiting sales of counterfeit tribal art.

Labor is accusing a Turnbull government MP of scaremongering after he speciously claimed that renewable energy will cause hardship and death in Australia.

Good Morning Australia!! - Antarctica loses a big chunk of itself - Brazil's beloved former president vows to appeal a corruption conviction - Trump ties to leave his problems behind - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The New South Wales government bought back a majority of a controversial mining license issued for a huge Chinese-run coal mine to protect prime agricultural land in the Liverpool Plains.

High levels of nitrate in deep-bore wells serving Western Australia remote indigenous are being linked to numerous health problems, including diabetes and kidney disease.

Good Morning Australia!! - Gun, meet smoke:  Donald Trump Jr.'s emails appear to prove collusion with Russia - The founder of IS reportedly has been killed - Beijing insists it is not its North Korean brother's keeper - Cops shut down Italy's Mussolini beach party - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Over 500 million years, the Earth has had five mass-extinction events.  Now, scientists say the sixth is underway and humans are to blame.

Good Morning Australia!! - Trump's son lawyers up after being caught in a questionable meeting with a connected Russian - Malcolm visits London - South Korean researchers find startling evidence of a major human rights tragedy - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Screening rates for Type-2 diabetes are so low that as many as a half-million Australians may have the disease, but they don't know it.

Cosco Shipping is offering US$6.3 billion to acquire the container carrier Hong Kong's Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL).  If it goes through, the deal will make Cosco of mainland China the world's third-largest shipping line.

Good Morning Australia!! - Cardinal Pell returns to Australia - Iraqi celebrates a big victory over IS - Malcolm talks about what he wished would have happened at the G20 - Trump wants to put a fox in charge of a hen house - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - We might as well call it the G19 after an isolated Trump leaves Germany without a final word - How Malcolm managed to smooth out a G20 sticking point - Venezuela releases an opposition leader from prison - Art Deco paradise gets UNESCO recognition - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Putin leaves footprints on Trump - PM Turnbull's security message seems to reverberate in Hamburg - IS stages a counter attack in Mosul - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs: