The New Zealand Herald is bringing back some of the best stories of 2019 from our premium international syndicators, including The New York Times, Financial Times, The Times of London and Harvard Business Review.
This morning we look at the private club to the stars, why we fall for cons, conjoined twins, Arnold Schwarzenegger and the fate of the Komodo dragon.
A glimpse into the exclusive LA club where the rich and famous conduct their affairs
George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michelle Obama are all rumoured to belong to LA's hippest private members club. It's the place where the A-list go to be themselves and privacy is king.
Why we fall for cons: Inside the art of the scam
Get the clothes right, assume an air of authority and make your victims complicit.
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'This case took me to the limit': The surgeons who separated conjoined twins
Doctors Owase Jeelani and David Dunaway have worked together for more than a decade at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Their latest operation, which made headlines around the world, was their most challenging yet: separating conjoined twins Safa and Marwa over 50 gruelling hours.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I'm not the machine I play in the movies'
Arnold Schwarzenegger opens up about getting ripped, sparring with Trump — and why we need 'Climate Action Heroes'.
Here there be dragons. But can they survive an invasion of tourists?
Komodo dragons are three metre lizards native only to a scattering of islands in Indonesia. Some environmentalists worry that the stampede of visitors has set their ecosystem off kilter.