WYWS: Child sex dolls ban, deadly Dhaka fire, Nike shoes malfunction

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Kentucky Senate Passes Bill Banning Child Sex Dolls: The Kentucky State Senate has passed a bill to make it illegal to own a “child sex doll.” The Courier Journal reports that Senate Bill 102 would ban the possession of anatomically correct dolls or robots that look like minors and are intended for sexual purposes. Republican Senator Whitney Westerfield said he introduced the bill which was passed on Wednesday at the behest of Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders. Sanders was unable to prosecute a man who ordered sex dolls resembling an infant and a 6-8 year old girl last year. A judge dropped the charge, saying there were no actual children involved. Court records say police tracked a package from China to the home of a 41-year-old man, where they then served a warrant and found the dolls. The bill now goes to the House.

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Firefighters work to put out the flames in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday February 21, 2019.
Firefighters work to put out the flames in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday February 21, 2019. Photo by Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury /PA

A fire devastates an old part of the capital of Bangladesh, killing 81 people: A devastating fire broke through densely populated buildings in a century-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 81 people, officials and witnesses said on Thursday. The blaze in the Chawkbazar area of ​​Dhaka was largely brought under control after more than 10 hours of frantic firefighting efforts. Some of the 50 or so people injured were seriously burned. The district dating back to the Mughal era 400 years ago is full of buildings separated by narrow lanes, with residences usually above shops, restaurants or warehouses on the ground floor. Residents of the predominantly Muslim nation flock to Chawkbazar every year for traditional products to celebrate iftar, when the daily fast is broken during Ramadan. “I was talking to a client, suddenly he shouted at me: ‘Fire! Fire!’ “Said Javed Hossain, a survivor who came to assess the damage to his grocery store Thursday afternoon. “I said, ‘Oh, Allah’, in a split second, my store was on fire. “

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A detailed view of the open shoe after Zion Williamson was injured on Wednesday night.
A detailed view of the open shoe after Zion Williamson was injured on Wednesday night. Photo by Streeter Lecka /Getty Images

If the show goes its separate ways – Nike targets Twitter storm after legal incident: Nike became the butt of jokes when an American college basketball player sprained his knee in the middle of the game because one of his shoes split during play. The Duke University star, Zion Williamson limped off the field after the incident in the game against the University of North Carolina, his school’s big rival. Twitter lit up with mockery and taunts aimed at the No.1 sports brand, propelling the keyword Zion to the top of the global trend list on Wednesday night; Duke followed and Nike came in fourth. Former President Barack Obama, standing beside the courtroom during the high-profile clash, was shown on video appearing to say with an incredulous look: “His shoe broke!” “We are obviously concerned and wish Zion a speedy recovery,” Nike said via email. “Although this is an isolated event, we are working to identify the problem. Williamson suffered a slight sprained knee, according to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. UNC defeated Duke 88-72 after Williamson came out less than a minute into the game, giving AP’s nationally-ranked team their third loss this season. This is not the first time that Nike has had problems with its basketball products. After taking over as the official supplier of NBA uniforms in 2017, several stars, including LeBron James, saw their jerseys ripped.

Sources: Associated Press, Bloomberg

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