American Secretary of State John Kerry defended the US Internet and telecom surveillance program during a visit Brazil that was supposed to ease South America’s fears over it.

Poaching has gone out-of-control in Africa:  Brazen poachers somehow managed to shoot and kill a pregnant White Rhinoceros, hack the horn out of her hard, and escape from one of the continent’s best-guarded nature preserves.

Thieves hacked out two 15th century panels from a screen in a church in Devon, England.  The antiques were said to be among the best of their kind and of national importance.

An Islamic Brotherhood member was killed and at least 11 more people were wounded when pro-Morsi marchers clashed with Egyptian security forces in Cairo.

Buses carried 26 Palestinian former inmates from a prison in central Israel to the crossings to the West Bank and to the Gaza Strip, part of the deal that will see peace talks with Israel and the Palestinians resume this week.

Ten workers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant were exposed to small amounts of radiation in cooling mist used to help the workers during a nasty heat wave in Japan.

America’s top law enforcer is calling for changes to the country's criminal justice system including scaling back minimum sentences for minor drug offences, aimed at easing overcrowded prisons.

Veterinary rescuers in Chile have a suspicion how a group of Andean Condors was poisoned with insecticide, causing the deaths of at least 2 of the giant birds.

The Kremlin insists LGBT athletes will be safe in the next Winter Olympics – Britain mulls its options as Spain keeps the Gibraltar border crossing slow and costly – And India joins an elite group of military powers.  If elected, I promise to provide a “suppository” of news (Really, Tony? Really?) in today’s CareerSpot World News Briefs.

An Argentine man has learned he was one of hundreds of babies stolen from his birth parents for political reasons and given to another family to be raised.  The identification was made by a group of Grandmothers out to reunite families.

Suspected Islamist militants dressed in military clothing massacred at least 44 people praying at a mosque in Nigeria’s troubled Northeast.  A dozen more people were killed in a simultaneous attack elsewhere in Borno state.

A clearer picture emerges of the injured two British teens suffered in an acid attack in Zanzibar – Egypt apparently is prepared to disperse supporters of the former president from their sit-in – And a powerful Typhoon hits the Philippines.

Spain and Argentina are considering joining forces to push the British out of the disputed territories of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.

Israel's government has approved the release of 26 long-term Palestinian prisoners in advance of the resumption of peace talks.  But another move has Palestinian official wondering if the Israelis are trying to sabotage the talks.

A member of France’s military has been arrested for attacking one mosque and planning to shoot up another one in a plot designed to coincide with the end of Ramadan.

A extremist religious family that fled the United States over imagined religious persecution wound up lost at sea for months, and couldn’t have lasted had they actually gotten to their planned destination.

The father of fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says he has gotten the correct papers from Russia, and will visit his son in exile.

Assange hails Obama – Post-Ramadan bombs kill scores of people around the Muslim world – A woman thought missing in Europe turns up in a drug arrest in a completely different part of the world – And it appears a herd of Elephants is taking a traumatic event very personally.

Olympic officials want to know what Russia’s anti-Gay law will mean to athletes – Barack Obama says he’ll reign in US surveillance, even as two email carrier shut down rather than acquiesce to the NSA's demands – And two people who hid out in the jungle during the Vietnam war are just now coming home.

Police in Canada charged two young men with distributing child pornography in the cyberbullying case of a girl who committed suicide after images of her being raped were passed around on the Internet.

The “Ship of the Desert” may be the carrier of the mysterious MERS virus that has infected at least 94 people in the Middle East and killed half of them.