America discovers a previously unrecognized suicide problem, a major entertainment company will no longer get its branded clothing from Bangladesh, and that lamb chop wasn’t a lamb chop.  Not unless a lamb squeaks and lives in the sewers.  Yikes!  Let’s go around the world on CareerSpot:

Assassins in Islamabad have himself gunned down Pakistan’s main prosecutor in the murder of Benizir Bhutto. The attack happened in broad daylight in a busy street in a middle class neighborhood.

More than a few eyebrows were raised over the FBI’s choice for the first female named to its list of Most Wanted terrorists:  An individual who hasn’t even been in the US for decades and who the FBI cannot explain its reasoning for labeling her a threat. 

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with Japan, said it was likely that Japanese technology would be used in four nuclear reactors currently under construction.

On the day the US confirmed it is indeed considering arming the rebels, forces loyal to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad stormed a coastal village causing scores of civilian casualties. 

History and sometimes the law have a way of catching up with people.  Just take the cases of three geriatric European television personalities whose alleged skeletons came spilling out of their closets this week.

Chaos on the streets of Athens, as the fascist Golden Dawn’s “Greeks Only” food hand-out for Orthodox Easter was broken up by police.

Famine in Somalia has killed more than a quarter million people, and half of the fallen were children under age five.  And a United Nations report admits the world body could have done more to prevent the tragedy in the Horn of Africa.

Great news if it works:  Danish Scientists are raising hopes with their prediction that a cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is only “months” away.

What was hailed as a giant step forward for Racial Integration in Italy has also exposed the nasty, ugly racism problem that Italy really needs to work on.

The US is denying allegations its Agency for International Development is working to undermine the government of Bolivia.  President Evo Morales on May Day declared he is kicking the developmental agency out of Bolivia.

WA Senator Scott Ludlam is asking the government to urgently investigate the case of two Perth men who are apparently in a lot of trouble in Saudi Arabia.

Ten years after US President George Bush stood in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner claiming the US prevailed, a rising death toll is prompting fears that Iraq is plunging back into a cycle of violence not seen since the bloody days of 2006-2007.

The death toll in the Bangladesh building collapse has now passed 400 lives lost, and workers flooded the streets of Dhaka for a May Day rally to demand better working conditions.

Three more suspects have been arrested in the Boston Marathon Bombing, on charges of making false statements to investigators and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

After several hours of reportedly tense negotiations, Ireland’s cabinet has approved allowing Abortion to save a mother’s life.  Pro-choice groups say it’s a small victory that will only help a minority of women.

Barack Obama wants another shot at closing America’s most shameful prison;  A jailed former prime minister in Europe is recognized as a Political Prisoner;  And an attacking bear is no match for a pair of pruning shears.

The deadly crash of a cargo-laden Boeing 747 at Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Force Base was caught on an automobile’s dash cam.

Criticism is growing over a video depicting South African President Jacob Zuma and senior government officials visiting a frail and unsmiling Nelson Mandela.

There’s nothing like a good legislative brawl to remind you that your own country isn’t all that bad yet.  Post-election tensions are blamed for fisticuffs in Venezuela’s National Assembly.

A toddler born without a windpipe received an artificial trachea made from her own stem cells, the first child to receive a tissue-engineered trachea devoid of any donor cells.