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Posted at: Jan 12, 2017, 2:17 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2017, 2:17 AM (IST)BY THE WAY...

'Grin’ emoji wins millions of hearts globally

New York: Except the romantic French who prefer the ‘heart’ emoji, people worldwide love the ‘grin’ emoji the most, reveals new research that looked at 427 million messages from nearly four million smartphone users in 212 countries. ‘Grin’ is the most popular emoji, comprising 15.4 per cent of the total symbols in the study, followed by 'heart' and ‘love’ emojis. IANS


Terror victims sue Twitter for ‘IS help’             

New York:  The families of two Americans killed in terror attacks in Brussels and Paris have sued Twitter, accusing the micro-blogging site of being a “tool and weapon of terrorism”. Alexander Pinczowski of New York was killed along with his sister Sascha in the Brussels terror attack in March last year. His wife Anne Cameron Cain accused Twitter of aiding and abetting ISIS by acting as the terror group’s communication, recruiting and marketing arm, New York Post reported. Agencies


Clinton, others mark new diplomacy centre            

Washington: Four current and former US secretaries of state, including Hillary Clinton, gathered to mark the ceremonial opening of a museum on American diplomacy. The US Diplomacy Center will formally open in 2018. It includes an exhibition hall named after Clinton. Other halls in the nonpartisan centre are named for John Kerry, Henry Kissinger and James Baker. Nearly $48 million in private sector funds have been raised, and $18 million more is needed. Reuters 

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