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California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

Sep 21, 2018

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor. Gov. Jerry Brown said he hoped the measure — which goes into effect next year and is the first ...

For sale: Australian Outback pub in the middle of nowhere

Sep 6, 2018

For sale: Australian Outback pub in the middle of nowhere

One of Australia's most well-known pubs, located in the remote Outback thousands of kilometers from major cities, is on the market for the first time in decades and attracting local and international interest. The 134-year-old Birdsville Hotel is the sole watering hole for the town ...

A unique 'Japanese tip': The origami art left by diners

Jul 9, 2018

A unique 'Japanese tip': The origami art left by diners

Yuki Tatsumi was waiting tables at an izakaya pub in the city of Kyoto when something on the table caught his eye — a chopstick wrapper folded and fiddled into an abstract shape. It was the catalyst for the creation of a collection that now ...