Welcome to the weekend. New Zealand news has been dominated by the Labour sex assault claims this week.
Internationally it was a sombre week with thoughts turning to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks 18 years ago.
In amongst all this was a wealth of other excellent journalism. Here's a selection of some other pieces from our premium international syndicators you may have missed.
Jennifer Aniston: My acting career is 'just about to really bloom'
Since Friends ended, Jennifer Aniston has had critical success in smaller independent films, mixed reviews for mainstream movies, a lot of product endorsements, a couple of outright flops. But nothing has clicked quite like Rachel Green.
Fifteen years later and she's returning to TV in Apple's The Morning Show as a news anchor dealing with ageism, sexism and her co-host's misconduct.
"I'm entering into what I feel is one of the most creatively fulfilling periods of my life," Aniston said.
"I've been doing this for 30 years and I feel like it's just about to really bloom."
Meet the woman who hacks the hackers
It's the murkiest of worlds – and most cybercrimes go unreported. For the criminals, the money to be made is worth the risks. But how do they do it?
One insider, Kate Fazzini, has broken ranks to reveal the world of digital fraud and corporate extortion.
Fazzini, 39, is a professor of cybersecurity – she has been a reporter on cyberwarfare for The Wall Street Journal and also a combatant, as part of a cybersecurity team in a major bank. She now works for CNBC. She knows a lot of the hackers on the other side, too. Will Pavia of The Times meets her.
Joaquin Phoenix, the wild card of Joker
Joaquin Phoenix likes that potential for danger in his work, and he cited it as one of the reasons he wanted to make Joker.
"I didn't know how to classify it. I didn't say, 'This is the character I'm playing.' I didn't know what we were going to do," he said. "It was terrifying."
So just how did this unpredictable star known for loners and killers wind up in a studio blockbuster based on a comic book?
What happens to the tributes left at the 9/11 memorial
They were trinkets that whispered to lives wrenched away.
A jar of sand from Oahu, Hawaii, for a sister who danced on its shore. A blue herringbone scarf for the flight attendant who had taken a fateful extra shift. Six scraps of notebook paper, each with a word in Spanish written to the father of four from the Bronx.
Left at the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in Lower Manhattan, the items were placed with no expectation they would linger any longer than one night.
But even the tiniest of tributes can express so much.
The UK's slow-burn $95 billion banking scandal
Major banks in the UK have admitted that they under-estimated the cost of compensating customers for mis-sold payment protection insurance.
At more than £50 billion ($95.8b), the financial impact now dwarfs all other British banking scandals in scale.
It rivals the penalties and profit destruction that hit the largest US banks after the 2008 financial crisis.
Rafael Nadal shows why the young tennis guard will have to wait
For a tennis champion devoted to his routines, Rafael Nadal has certainly managed to navigate plenty of change.
Signs of the times were everywhere as he prevailed in a draining and dazzling US Open final on Monday.
This wasn't one of Nadal's usual final match ups with Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka. Across the net was Daniil Medvedev, who at just 23, is 10 years younger than Nadal.
But while the youth movement is well underway in the women's game, regime change will have to wait a little longer still in men's tennis.
At the end of the 2009 season, the top three players in the rankings were Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. Today, the same three men are still on top.
The #MeToo backlash in the workplace
In 2017, when the media began reporting on widespread sexual harassment and assault by powerful male entertainment figures, many people were heartened. The conventional wisdom was that bringing the issue to light and punishing those responsible would have a deterrent effect.
What was unexpected however was the backlash.
Men became more reluctant to hire attractive women, avoided one-on-one meetings with female colleagues and were more likely to exclude women from social interactions.
What Spy? Kremlin mocks aide recruited by CIA as a boozy nobody
He drank too much, abandoned his sick, aged mother and — most important of all for Russia in its own account of the man portrayed in the United States as a highly valued spy burrowed deep into the Kremlin — he had no contact whatsoever with President Vladimir Putin.
Just hours after The New York Times and other US news outlets this week detailed how an unnamed Russian informant helped the CIA conclude that Putin ordered and orchestrated a campaign of interference in the 2016 US election, Russia fired up its propaganda machine to provide an entirely different picture of the same man, who the state-controlled news media identified as Oleg Smolenkov.
She's a Hong Kong protester. Her husband is a cop. It's complicated
As weeks of protests have transformed Hong Kong into a battleground between demonstrators and police, few families have felt the polarising effects more than that of a young woman named Sunny.
Sunny, 26, is a protester who takes to the streets to denounce what she regards as the oppressive policies of the central government in Beijing. Her husband is a low-ranking police officer, working 12-hour nightly shifts to confront the demonstrations his wife supports.
The work diary of Google's 'security princess'
Parisa Tabriz used to be a hacker. Now she is a princess.
Tabriz, 36, is a director of engineering at Google, where she oversees its Chrome web browser and a team of security investigators called Project Zero. Several years ago, when Google required her to get business cards, she picked the title "security princess" because it seemed less boring than "information security engineer," her actual title at the time.
'I don't sing. I don't dance': Why Tina Turner is having the time of her life
Tina Turner is 79 years old. She has been retired for 10 years. She has a Swiss chateau and a Broadway musical about her life. And she is basking in all of the nothing she has to do.
"I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy," Turner said.