Syria’s civil war is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since Rwanda, and the United Nations says it is threatening to merge with increasing sectarian strife in neighboring Iraq and beyond.

Edward Snowden says “Da!” to Russia, for now – A woman who tried to hide her involvement in wartime atrocities is jailed in the USA – Gay Marriage is coming to England and Wales.

French police arrested a neo-nazi musician with links to Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik for allegedly plotting a “major terrorist act”, after his wife purchased four rifles.

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is joining the battle on unknown and deadly type of encephalitis that plagues children in Northeast India annually.  It’s happening in one of the most impoverished areas of the massively overpopulated nation.  

Authorities at the Panama Canal seized a North Korean flagged freighter found to be smuggling sophisticated missile radar hidden within a shipment of brown sugar. 

Mexico nabs a major drug kingpin – Spain’s PM is resolute under more and more pressure to quit in a corruption scandal – A horrible end to a French family’s vacation in an island paradise.  That and more in your CareerSpot World News Briefs.

The 90-year old leader of Bangladesh’s main Islamist party has been found guilty of crimes against humanity relating to the 1971 war for independence.

As if to head off the Human Rights protesters outside Number 10, Myanmar’s General turned President Thein Sein announced that all political prisoners would be released “by the end of the year”.

As Egyptian security forces engage in street battles with supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi, the US tried to maintain an appearance of not backing any side in the crisis.

Political pressure is growing on the Obama administration to pursue federal charges against George Zimmerman, who admitted to stalking, fighting, and shooting to death an unarmed 17-year old black teenager.  A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman over the weekend.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden would leave if he were able to, but he’s trapped by US authorities in the transit area of the Moscow Airport.

Officials in Tokyo are concerned over a Chinese Naval fleet passing through the international straits between Japan’s northern island and Russia’s far east.  It’s the first time Chinese military vessels went through the Soya Straits.

The running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain ends with an Australian woman hospitalized - Doping rears its ugly head in world-class sprinting – An exceptionally ignorant comment lands a politician in very hot water.  All that and more cows await you in today’s CareerSpot World News Briefs:

French President Francoise Hollande is vowing no fracking will go on as long as he is in office, saying that the fracking technique of extracting shale gas presents too many “risks to groundwater”.

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.