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Apple Teased More Inclusive Emoji Just in Time for World Emoji Day


World Emoji Day is July 17, a day to acknowledge the form of self-expression emojis have become in the rapidly evolving world of electronic communication.

A long time before the emoji inception, emails and texts were filled with smiley faces, hearts and other pictograms created by piecing together various keyboard symbols. Some of the older generations know smiley faces, for example, used to look less like today’s yellow-tinted circles.

In addition to technological advancements and the reign of Apple, a diverse array of emoji became available to the public.

Emoji began as circular, expressive faces without a race or gender and later evolved into images of Caucasian blonde women waving their arms and stereotypical heteronormative families of three. However, as the emoji repertoire…

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Xi to start tour of Middle East, African nations – News – NHK WORLD


Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his tour of 5 nations in the Middle East and Africa on Thursday.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Xi will visit the United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Mauritius until July 28th.

During the visits, Xi hopes to strengthen ties between China and countries in the areas, such as investment and trade. He is also expected to call for cooperation in infrastructure based on China’s Belt and Road initiative.

In the visit to South Africa from the 25th to the 27th, Xi will attend a BRICS summit. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also take part.

The Chinese president is expected to criticize…

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‘African World Cup winner’ goes down badly with French – POLITICO


Members of the French men’s national football team celebrate on the roof of a bus while parading down the Champs-Elysee avenue in Paris, on July 16, 2018 after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match | Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images

A nation officially blind to race grapples with reality of a multiethnic national football team.

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PARIS — They’re French. Got that?

That was the forceful retort from athletes, journalists and even an ex-U.S. president to people who suggested that France’s World Cup-winning team was more African than French due to the origins of their parents or…

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St Lucia hosting world renowned doctors at Caribbean Cardiac Society


Dr. Kak-Chen Chan, Pediatric Cardiologist and specialist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Dr. Steven Bibevski, Cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, as well as heart transplantation and artificial heart support, will participate as speakers at the 33th Caribbean Cardiac Society in St. Lucia, from July 18th to July 21st, that will take place in the Royalton- Saint Lucia Resort and Spa. The doctors will share with their colleagues the knowledge, cutting edge procedures, and experiences performed at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, part of Memorial Healthcare System.

Since 1988, the Caribbean Cardiac Society has been a non-profit organization proud to be one of the most important gatherings of cardiac specialists from around the world, who are…

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Africa is the real winner of soccer World Cup


The contribution of African players to France securing the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia has been supported by Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro who believes Africa and not France are the true winners. 

He further questioned a dismissive attitude to the continent by some in France.

France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Moscow, but with a team featuring number players of African heritage, the Daily Nation reported on Wednesday

“The French team seems like the African team, in reality Africa won, the African immigrants who arrived in France. “How much have they despised Africa, and in the football World Cup France won the trophy thanks to African players or the sons of Africans,”  said Maduro.

Two of France’s goal scorers against Croatia have African roots: Paul Pogba’s parents are…

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‘Africa won the World Cup?’: French players (and Obama) have final word



Ever since France won the World Cup on Sunday evening a row, with racist undertones, has been bubbling over.


It has mainly been occurring outside France with the Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro having his say as well as Croatian footballers and Italian journalists.


Even former US President Barack Obama has waded into the row.


Maduro’s comments sum up the views of a minority, perhaps bitter about Les Bleus’ victory, who pointed to the ethnic origins of the players in a bid to suggest that the World Cup triumph had nothing to do with France.


“The French team looked like an African team, in fact it was Africa who won,” said Maduro. “France won thanks to African players or the sons of Africans.”


Maduro did congratulate France and called for an end to racism in Europe against…

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