At least six people are dead and many are missing as torrential rains caused flooding that continues to devastate parts of Poland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

The alleged killers of a British Soldier make their first court appearance;  China and Japan look to developing economies for their own futures;  There’s a sex scandal on Downing Street.  All that and more in your World News Briefs right here on CareerSpot:

Tuesday begins a sixth day for the nationwide protests against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and an umbrella group for the demonstrators has released its demands.

The US is cautioning Turkey against excessive police force in dealing with escalating protests across the nation, as Turkey’s Prime Minister leaves the troubled country behind to go on a trip to North Africa.

US Military prosecutors say Pfc. Bradley Manning didn’t just give embarrassing material to “Wikileaks”, those secrets went straight into the hands of America’s worst enemies such as Osama bin Laden.

A worker who escaped the massive fire that killed 119 people in a Chinese poultry rendering plant says all of the facility’s exits were closed and lock save for one side door.

Good Morning, Australia!  
The trial at the center of America’s debate of Secrecy versus Security opens today; The UK Takes on Hate Preachers; A scary new virus is spreading, albeit slowly; And The Doctor is regenerating.

The Syrian Civil War spilled over into Lebanon with Syrian Rebels clashing with Hezbollah guerillas near the town of Baalbek.  It’s the worst clash on the Lebanese side of the border since the Civil War started more than 2 years ago and another sign that mere borders are not containing the conflict.

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister is traveling to London this month, where officials are hoping to get a resolution to the situation around Julian Assange.

On the third day of spontaneous mass demonstrations against the authoritarian government in Turkey, protesters held the main square in Istanbul while cops countered a march in the capital Ankara with tear gas and water cannons.

Everything cold is new again!  As in “Cold War”.  Russia says it is sending nuclear-armed submarines back into the Southern waters surrounding Antarctica and Australia.  That would end a hiatus of more than 20 years following the break-up of the Soviet U

South African authorities are investigating a gated community accused of keeping alive the nasty legacy of the old institutional racial discrimination policy “apartheid”, which was supposed to have disappeared 20 years ago.

The cities have had enough of Turkey’s conservative Prime Minister; Lou Reed gets a new lease on life; Hate speech might be catching up with a notorious French pol; Tornados ravage America’s heartland, again.

Medical science might save an El Salvador woman even if the country’s Supreme Court let her down; Pakistan’s next Prime Minister condemns this week's US Drone Strike on his country; Austerity and Authority prime street demonstrations in Europe.

Africa’s most-populous nation runs in the opposite direction of progress;  More staffers flee Toronto’s City Hall, where the mayor is accused of smoking crack;  The UN is doing a terrible job fighting an epidemic it caused, according to a prominent doctors’ group.

Syrian President President Bashar al-Assad says he’s okay with peace talks with the opposition in principle.  But any peace agreement would have to be approved by public referendum.

Microsoft is bringing back a familiar, anachronistic, and once-lampooned feature the users of Windows 8 were missing:  The “Start” button.

Authorities have reunited the baby rescued from a toilet drain in China with his young mother.   They say the woman accidentally dropped the baby immediately after giving birth alone.

The Supreme Court of El Salvador is refusing to allow a seriously ill pregnant woman to get an abortion, even though her fetus is developing without a complete brain and has almost no chance of survival.

The Mayor of Osaka, Japan survived a censure vote over his ugly comments rationalizing Imperial Japan’s use of foreign “comfort women” during World War II.

The Mayor of New York City’s gun control policies might have inspired a terrorist attack in the US Mail;  Britain confirms it is holding dozens of Afghans in what critics call a secret detention facility;  And Jon Bon Jovi does something that makes him probably the coolest rock star around.