2020’s new emoji include the transgender flag and more gender-inclusive options

The Unicode Consortium has revealed 117 new emoji that will be rolled out later this year as part of Emoji 13.0. There are 62 new emoji and 55 new gender and skin tone variants of emoji, including more gender-inclusive options. Some of them look really fun — I already can’t wait to troll my friends with the smiling face with a tear, the face with glasses and a mustache, the ninja, and the cockroach.

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A sequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is in development

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Restoring the reputations of charities after scandals

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Go read this Twitter thread classifying every animated Disney movie song

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Muslim women who cover their faces find greater acceptance among coronavirus masks – ‘Nobody...

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World’s longest-running cartoon switches to reruns due to COVID-19 disruption

The broadcaster of the world’s longest-running cartoon has said it will have to switch to reruns from next week due to disruption to production caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Sazae-san, an anime series that airs every Sunday night and has been shown since 1969, won’t get any new episodes in the near future; as of this Sunday, Fuji TV will start to broadcast two-year-old reruns.

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