North Korea on Friday morning fired a ballistic missile over Japan, dropping into the Pacific Ocean.  The launch caused emergency alerts over most of northern Japan.  It's believed that the timing was intended to vex the CareerSpot Global News guy because he had already filed the morning news only moments before the launch.

Good Morning Australia!! - A lawsuit targets Silicon Valley's gender discrimination problem - China throws a wet blanket on crypto-currency - Russia's war games worry NATO - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

The leaders of Congressional Democrats emerged from a White House meeting suggesting they had reached an agreement with Donald Trump on preserving an Obama White House policy that protects undocumented workers who were brought to the US as children.  Trump's alt-right base whinged at the perceived "betrayal".

A judge revoked the bail of the former drug company CEO and so-called "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli for offering a US$5,000 bounty for a lock of Hillary Clinton's hair.

Good Morning Australia!! - Violence fouls the Aussie same sex marriage survey - Another council shuns Australia Day - Eight seniors die in a Florida nursing home that had its electricity cut off by Hurricane Irma - Suu Kyi finds another way to disappoint  - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Global Warming had a two-fold effect on Hurricane Irma has it devastated Florida's coastal regions.  Warm ocean temperatures made the storm more powerful, and contributed to weakening the southern US state's natural shield.

The European Union is giving Poland a month to do away with proposed judicial reforms that the ultra-conservative government claim will streamline the legal system, but the EU views as a blatant attack on democracy itself.

Good Morning Australia!! - The killing of a Sydney woman is referred to US prosecutors - Damage from Hurricane Irma is worse than expected - So, why did porn hilariously appear on the social media feed of a notoriously repressed US Senator - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

As he flew home over the Caribbean islands that had been devastated by Hurricane Irma, Pope Francis had an exasperated explanation for people who refuse to accept man-made global warming as fact:  "Man is stupid," he said.

The Federal Government will introduce legislation to slap hefty fines on those who would engage in vilification, intimidation, or threats to try to make a point in the postal survey on legalizing same-sex marriage in Australia.

Illegal gold miners allegedly murdered members of a largely uncontacted indigenous group in Brazil, and bragged about the crime at a bar in the nearest town.  So far, two miners have been arrested.

Good Morning Australia!! - Myanmar anti-Rohingya violence is "textbook ethnic cleansing", says the UN - Flooding moves up the US East Coast from Storm Irma - Yes, there really are a lot more Kangaroos out there recently - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Good Morning Australia!! - Hurricane Irma is flooding vast swathes of Florida - The storm that already ravaged the eastern Caribbean caused much more damage than expected in Cuba - Officials weigh a global response to North Korea's nuclear program - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Hurricane Irma sets its sites on Florida - Mexico reels from twin disasters - The crisis intensifies along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hello Australia!! - Hurricane Irma could get even stronger before it strikes Florida, and officials plead with people to leave - A horror rat attack in France - Dozens die in Mexico's worst earthquake in decades - Nobel Laureates practically beg Myanmar's Suu Kyi to live up to her past reputation - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

Hackers invaded systems at one of America's big three credit reporting agencies, gaining access to private information belonging to 143 million people - nearly half of the US population, as well as some consumers in Canada and the UK.

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced plans to revamp Obama-era guidance for colleges and universities on how to handle sexual assaults on campuses, but set off a backlash by appearing to advance arguments made by vile internet trolls.

Good Morning Australia!! - Australians give up their guns - Hurricane Irma is living up to its status as a record breaker - Suu Kyi's lame excuse for ethnic cleansing in Myanmar stuns - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs:

A New York state lawmaker is pushing to remove the name of Donald J. Trump from a state park and replace it with that of Heather Hayer, the woman who died last month in the neonazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The High Court in Melbourne threw out a legal bid to scrap the government's AU$122 Million same-sex marriage postal survey, clearing the way for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to send voting forms to 16 million Australians.

Good Morning Australia!! - Does Myanmar's Suu Kyi really deserve that Nobel Prize as reports of atrocities mount under her rule? - A Killer storm is heading across the Caribbean's band of resort islands and right towards Florida - Trump strikes an odd deal - And more in your CareerSpot Global News Briefs: