Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all its locations in order to cut waste to oceans globally. It announced that by 2020, the company will be using biodegradable straws made of paper, along with specially designed lids. The Seattle location has already implemented the alternative straws.
A rally of 18,000 Korean women gathered to protest stronger investigations and punishments for men who secretly photograph or film women under their skirts or with hidden cameras inside bathrooms. Thousands of Korean women are victims of distributed pornography that was taken of them without their knowledge or consent. The protest was sparked after a 25-year-old woman was arrested after photographing a nude male and posting it online. Many questioned whether police only cared about the hidden-camera issue when it came to male victims. South Korean President Moon Jae-in addressed the issue by saying, “We must make sure that the offenders suffer greater damage than the damage they inflict.”
More than 100 people have died after heavy rains caused severe flooding in Hiroshima, Japan. Dozens of residents are missing, with at least 80 people still unaccounted for. Rescuers are unsure of where to start the cleanup. At a hospital in Mabi town, around 300 patients were trapped inside, but were all safely airlifted by rescuers Monday morning.