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Both Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that, as usual, included cute crittters, but also ones that expand the boundaries of inclusion. (Apple via AP) 

 Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity.


Ryan Cooper stands next to a photo of Otto Frank, the father of the famed Holocaust victim and diarist Anne Frank (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo) 

Letters show fuller picture of Otto Frank, who worked to keep daughter’s legacy alive


Members of the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (COSATU) attend a May Day rally. (AP Photo/Patrick Chauvel) 

Higher salaries, better working conditions, maternity leave, minimum wage and an end to discrimination against temporary or foreign workers: These were among the concerns as hundreds of thousands of union members and labor activists rallied around the world to mark May Day.


South Africa's Caster Semenya (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) 

The sports world's highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic champion Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events.


A Sri Lankan man cries while looking for the bodies of his family members killed in yesterday church blasts in a mortuary in Colombo. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) 

Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 200 people, the country's health minister said Monday.


Fire fighters working at the burning Notre Dame cathedral, Monday April 15, 2019. (Benoit Moser, BSPP via AP) 

Fire out, treasures intact but work ahead for Notre Dame.


(AP Photo/Lori Hinant) 

Firefighters struggle contain fire as it consumes 12th-century monument


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference to announce the Trump administration's plan to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization" (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) 

President Donald Trump announced Monday that the U.S. is designating Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," in an effort to increase pressure on the country that could have significant diplomatic implications in the Middle East.



Over the weekend, Gaza's Hamas rulers marked a year of bloody, weekly protests that have failed to break the Israeli blockade.


(Josh Estey/CARE via AP) 

A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region's recent history.


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