Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing to keep “dangerous weapons” out of the hands of Hezbollah Islamist militants in Lebanon.  This follows a report that Israel targeted a shipment of Russian missiles in an airstrike.

The heart-throb star of the TV series “Glee” Cory Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver in his native Canada.  Police and paramedics found no signs of foul play.

George Zimmerman, the man who admitted profiling a black teen, following him, confronting him, and fighting with him has been found not guilty of the murder of that teen by a Florida jury. 

Hello, Australia!  We have video of a wild truck versus bus accident, a human pile-up at the running of the bulls, trouble at an Orange Order parade in Northern Ireland, and a lot more in your CareerSpot World News Briefs:

Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden possesses information that could be extremely harmful to the United States and would be released automatically if “something happens” to him:  That, from the reporter closest to the situation.

From Taliban target to rubbing elbows with world leaders, a young lady from Pakistan delivers an eloquent plea for education for all;  Diplomatic consequences take shape after the grounding of a South American leader’s airplane;  Edward Snowden tries to make nice with Vladimir Putin;  And there are really good reasons not to mess with an angry bull.  Australia, your weekend begins right after these CareerSpot World News Briefs:

There’s a deepening chasm between Japan and its neighbors over the scars of World War II, a conflict that few in charge today were around to have experienced first-hand.

Brazil’s Labor Unions are trying to tap into the momentum of the massive protest movement that swept the country in the past few weeks, with a “National Day of Struggle”.

Ireland takes a big step from its Catholic past, The UN reinstates genocide charges from the 1990s war that followed the break-up of Yugoslavia, and an Aussie self-professed “Robin Hood” is going to jail for an unusual bank robbery in America.

Not the kind of public relations Israel wants:  Some IDF soldiers wound up in hot water with their commander when they detained a 5-year old Palestinian boy and his father, apparently because the little kid threw a stone, all caught on video.

Microsoft has been working very hard and very closely with the US National Security Agency (NSA) to ensure that the government is able to spy on users of its products:  That’s the latest revelation from the secret files that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden sneaked out of the US.

US authorities in California are charging a Saudi Arabian princess with keeping at least one woman as a slave, and are investigating if four other women were held against their wills as well.

Are looking for a deal on a used Mercedes E-Class Convertible?  Because I know of one for sale.  It’s in Colombia, and it’s for sale because the owner is taking the Pope’s advice.

Investigators reveal a mysterious delay in evacuating a crashed passenger jet; Saudi Arabia is caught pointing missile at its neighbors; The Fukushima Daiichi reactors are still leaking large amounts of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.  That and more in your CareerSpot World News Briefs:

People aren’t just bringing home less money since the financial crisis of 2008 – They’re bringing home fewer babies, according to a new study on birthrates.

Egypt’s interim government issued arrest warrants for the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and nine others for inciting violence.  Some of that gruesome violence surfaced on videos uploaded to the Internet.

Dozens of people are missing in the worst flooding to strike China’s Sichuan province in 50 years.  The torrential rain caused landslides, one of which buried as many as 40 people.

The backbone of the Southern Ocean food chain is threatened by changes in the waters caused by global warming.

A railway boss was heckled by residents of the tiny Canadian town where one of his trains careened out of control and derailed, causing the deadly explosions of its oil tanker cars.  The toll is now 60 people dead or missing in the disaster.

Country Music legend Randy Travis is in critical condition after doctors implanted a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to assist his weakened heart to pump blood.  His condition is considered life threatening.

The president of Chile sparked anger across the world by declaring that an 11-year old girl, whose pregnancy was caused by being repeatedly raped by her mother’s partner, is “mature” for wanting to give birth and in her words hold the baby “like a doll”.