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Jury selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial  

Jury selection for the trial of ex-media mogul Harvey Weinstein has finished, setting the stage for his trial to begin next week.

Barry and Honey Sherman murder investigation has interviewed few witnesses in almost 2 years. Cops are focused on reviewing video and data to catch the killer   12%

Toronto police have been reviewing four terabytes of video surveillance obtained in the first week of the investigation and going through a “voluminous” amount of data related to the case.

Jewish woman assaulted in N.Y.C. while walking with her son   -12%

Incident is the fourth reported targeting Jews in New York over the past week

VIDEOS capture frolicking cows and saturated Sydney as rain brings relief to Australias scorched south-east  

When it rains it pours. After weeks of punishing drought, bushfire-plagued south-eastern Australia has been hit by torrential rain, prompting a flood of excitement among Australians and actual floods in Sydney.
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Politics of fire  

This week on Please Explain, Tory Maguire speaks with chief political correspondent David Crowe and environment editor Peter Hannam about the political fallout from the national bushfire crisis.

From Moruya to Mallacoota: The pain bushfires leave behind  

This week on Please Explain, Tory Maguire talks to environment editor Peter Hannam and photographer Justin McManus about their experiences in fire-ravaged communities.

Your weekly horoscopes, January 19 - 26   45%

Free weekly horoscope for each star sign from renowned astrologer Hedy Damari. Forecasts for the week ahead in life, love and career.

Paris retailers see sales halved as crippling strike drags on  

Five weeks into strikes crippling French transport, Emile Sebbag is agonising over how to keep afloat his two Parisian clothing stores, deserted by shoppers as the backlash against France's pension reform drags on.

6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend   50%

Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

Visiting Italian conductor builds Torontos Barber of Seville from the pit   5%

Italian Speranza Scappucci, conducting the opera for the first time, has spent weeks with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra but ‘after five bars they know and I know what’s going on.’

After arrests of suspected neo-Nazis ahead of a pro-gun rally in Richmond, FBI worries   -80%

Federal authorities arrested a number of suspected neo-Nazis around the country this week out of concern that they were planning violent acts at Monday's pro-gun rally in Richmond, Virginia, a senior FBI official said Friday.

Its signing day for the U.S.-China deal   -20%

USMCA Senate vote expected this week — EU trade chief hunts for common ground

Recipe for success: France's pastry culture   27%

This week, we’re in the gourmet aisles of one of Paris’s best loved department stores to talk about the French art of pastry making! While the country faces some stiff competition in the wider culinary world, pastry remains a French preserve, and with good reason. With a combination of technical skill and creativity, the latest generations of young French pastry chefs have elevated dessert-making to a veritable art form. Add to that a pinch of TV bake-off shows and a sprinkling of social networking and what you're serving up is a French addiction. We take a closer look.

Having regular sex linked to lower risk of early menopause   -2%

Those who had sex once a week or more were 28 per cent less likely to start the menopause early

Grammys Leader Deborah Dugan Removed 10 Days Before Ceremony  

The chief executive was placed on administrative leave following an “allegation of misconduct,” three weeks after sending a memo about voting irregularities and financial mismanagement.

Paris' Louvre closed due to France pension strikes   21%

Revered museums were not immune to nationwide strikes that largely revolve around President Macron's proposed pension overhaul. Transportation across the country has been crippled for six weeks.

Oil falls 1% as investors reassess Middle East risks   -6%

Oil prices fell almost 1% on Tuesday, surrendering some recent gains as investors reconsidered the likelihood of immediate supply disruptions in the Middle East after the United States killed a top Iranian military commander last week.

4 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend  

Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

Injustice riles region, not just Iran   -20%

When Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed two weeks ago, his death may have drawn the curtain on the Iranian revolution that he symbolized.

Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone: Jorge Masvidal makes his prediction for UFC 246 headline fight   6%

Masvidal and McGregor have been verbally jousting in recent weeks and have called each other out for a huge fight later in the year

Ant Financial rumors gather pace as tech IPO fever rolls on  

The IPO buzz around big-name tech companies in China hit new heights this week with Ant Financial's rumored dual-listing plan.

Andr Aciman on the parallels between Jews and gays, and his 'Call Me By Your Name' sequel  

'Find Me,' the highly-anticipated sequel to the bestselling novel 'Call Me By Your Name,' is out next week. In an interview, author André Aciman told Haaretz why he's nervous

What we know about the mysterious vaping-linked illness and deaths   4%

Warnings about e-cigarettes have taken on new urgency in recent weeks as authorities scramble to understand a rash of mysterious vaping-linked illnesses that have put healthy people in the hospital with serious lung diseases.

Wall Street hits new highs in strongest week since August   12%

Wall Street climbed to record highs on Friday, with major indexes turning in their strongest weekly gains since August, after strong U.S. housing data and signs of resilience in the Chinese economy raised hopes of a rebound in global growth.

Oil falls for 2nd week as supply remains strong  

Oil declined for the second week as signs that supplies remain plentiful offset optimism over the signing of the U.S.-China trade agreement.

Bushfire Smoke Causes Player To Forfeit Her Qualifying Match For Australian Open  

Slovenia's Dalila Jakupovic was trying to make the first round of the tournament set to open next week. She had trouble breathing and later told reporters, "I was really scared that I would collapse."

'I cant drop everything and go put out fires in Australia. I need to earn a living'  

This week at the Tel Aviv airport: An Italian trying to do his part to save the planet, and an Australian who feels lost when she's not in pain

Mtis nations ask Ottawa to negotiate directly with them, not national body  

The Métis Nation of Alberta, the Métis Nation of Ontario and Saskatchewan’s Métis Nation met this week in Edmonton and passed a resolution calling for more transparency and accountability from Métis National Council.

Federer ready for Australian Open campaign   5%

Roger Federer declared himself ready Monday to kick off the new season at next week’s Australian Open despite having played no competitive matches since November.

Kyrie Irving Is Back, as if He Never Left   49%

After a 26-game absence, and just a week after talking about having surgery, Irving was almost perfect.

England holding their breath on latest James Anderson injury after bowler undergoes scan   15%

Leading wicket-taker suffered a fresh injury scare in the second-Test victory over South Africa but has more than a week to recover before the Port Elizabeth third Test

Egypts right, the new Exodus movie is historically inaccurate   9%

The Egyptian censorship board said last week it was banning ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings due to ‘historical inaccuracies.’ Egypt may be right, but that’s no reason to ban Ridley Scott's movie.

Thailand finds second case of new Chinese virus, says no outbreak  

Thailand has found a second case of a new Chinese coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, as they ramped up checks on Chinese visitors, nearly a million of whom are expected for Lunar New Year holidays next week.

Drag the mayor from her house: Delay in swearing in new leaders causes panic   28%

The special election results to fill two vacant commission seats in Biscayne Park were certified by the Miami-Dade County Elections Department last week, but the swearing-in ceremonies for the winning … Click to Continue »

Long-distance runner Selamawit Bayoulgn receives Israeli citizenship   12%

Ethiopian-born Bayoulgn is married to Israeli marathon record holder Marhu Teferi and could qualify for the World Championships as soon as next week

Thunderstorms to bring rain and new risks for bushfire-affected NSW  

The weather bureau is predicting a number of stormy days for bushfire-ravaged NSW this week, which could pose new risks as well as bring relief in the form of rain.

Harold Lloyd, the third genius of American silent film  

He deserves a place next to Chaplin and Keaton. Israelis will have a chance to see for themselves during this week's retrospective.

U.S. oil production hits estimated record 13 million barrels per day   -3%

U.S. crude oil production rose to an estimated record-high of 13 million barrels per day last week as the nation's energy growth crossed a new threshold, according to a weekly report from the U.S. Energy Department.