The increasingly abundant use of emojis across cultures and age groups â and the similar meanings we assign them â suggest we're entering an era of hybrid communication, as we treat pictures like a real language.
Two months into my first pregnancy, I suffered a miscarriage and needed to seek medical care.
Although a miscarriage is difficult for any woman to experience, I had access to the best care. My physician was excellent, I trusted her judgment, and the imaging equipment, laboratory facilities and clinical care were all first-rate.
That's not surprising â except that I was then living in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, the capital city of one of India's poorest states.
Police departments across the country are under pressure to rethink their most aggressive tactics â and it's not just flashpoints like Ferguson and Baltimore. The New York Police Department is on the defensive about its long-standing approach known as "broken windows" policing.
Simply put, broken windows is the idea that police should aggressively crack down on low-level offenses to stop bigger crimes from happening. It's been copied all over the country, but now critics in New York say broken windows needs fixing.
Naval Forces from 10 NATO countries and Sweden have launched a massive anti-submarine exercise in the Norwegian Sea. The two-week exercise, dubbed Dynamic Mongoose, brings together thousands of NATO troops, and dozens of vessels, including submarines, that will practice hunting, attacking and avoiding detection, according to news reports.
More than 60 Israeli soldiers who took part in last summer's war in Gaza have offered firsthand combat stories. Many said they felt their orders went too far, leading to indiscriminate fire and Palestinian civilian deaths.