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‘Sesame Street’ Introduces 2 Rohingya Muppets to Help Refugee Children in Bangladesh

American children’s show “Sesame Street” has introduced two new muppets as part of an effort to educate Rohingya refugee children and help them overcome trauma in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Sesame Workshop, a non-government organization behind the children’s show, introduced twins Noor and Aziz Yasmin on Dec. 17, 2020, according to a recent press release.

Teen Wins International Award for Anti-Cyberbullying App

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Sadat Rahman, a 17-year-old boy from Bangladesh, was named the winner of the 2020 Children’s Peace Prize for creating the anti-cyberbullying app “Cyber Teens.”

The app, which allows teens to send reports of bullying confidentially and teaches them about online safety, was created by Rahman after hearing news of a 15-year-old girl who took her own life because of cyberbullying, according to Kids Rights.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Face Backlash for Allegedly Refusing to Pay Bangladeshi Factory Workers

Jenner sisters Kendall and Kylie refuted allegations of failing to compensate a factory in Bangladesh that produces garments for their joint fashion line, Kendall + Kylie.

The claims came to light in a now-deleted post by fashion watchdog Diet Prada, which also cited efforts of a nonprofit that identified a company allegedly running the sisters’ brand.

Student Burned to Death When She Wouldn’t Keep Quiet About Her Principal’s Alleged Sexual Harassment

A female student at an Islamic school in Feni, Bangladesh has died days after unidentified individuals set her on fire in apparent retaliation for a sexual harassment report she had made against the school principal.

On March 27, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, filed a police report accusing the principal, Maulana Siraj Ud Doula, of sexually harassing her multiple times, with teachers urged her to keep quiet about it.

Protests for Road Safety in Bangladesh Erupt Into Br‌u‌ta‌l Vi‌‌ole‌‌n‌ce, Alleged R‌a‌p‌e of Students

What began as a series of protests demanding safer roads amid the de‌at‌h‌s of two students who d‌ie‌d in a road accident in Bangladesh last week has taken a v‌io‌le‌nt turn, reportedly resulting in many student d‌ea‌t‌hs and se‌xu‌al as‌sau‌‌l‌ts from pro-government organizations and police over the weekend.

Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College students Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib d‌ie‌d and several others were i‌nj‌ure‌d when a bus from the Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan transportation service rammed into a group of high school students on July 29 on Dhaka Airport Road.  

Chemistry Professor Gets His Kids Ready for School, Then ICE Agents Drag Him Away in Handcuffs

Like a typical Wednesday morning, Syed Ahmed Jamal was getting his children ready for school. As soon as he stepped outside, however, he was apprehended by ICE agents and removed from his home, unable to say goodbye to his wife and three kids before being led away in handcuffs.

The arrest has shocked Lawrence, Kansas residents, who consider Jamal to be a “beloved Lawrence family man, scientist and community leader”, according to a GoFundMe page set up on behalf of the family. The 55-year-old adjunct Chemistry professor, originally from Bangladesh, was respected as a family man and a contributing member to society and had nothing on his criminal record besides “speeding tickets, basically” according to his lawyer, Jeffrey Y. Bennett.

Bodies of Children From the Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar Are Washing Up on Bangladesh’s Shores

Shocking footage shows distressed civilians picking up multiple lifeless bodies of infants and toddlers, believed to be Rohingya genocide victims from Myanmar, washed ashore in Bangladesh.

Nearly 300,000 Rohingya villagers have crossed the Naf River into Bangladesh since August, but many are reportedly being shot by the Myanmar police.