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  1. Demand soars for DNA tests to settle paternity doubts

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... outweighed the drawbacks. 'If the test erases a father's doubts, it will stabilise the family.' he said. 'The technique provides the chance to eliminate any doubt.' ...

  2. Divorce by e-mail sparks debate

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi A Muslim woman whose husband in the US has divorced her by e-mail has thrown Islamic clerics and scholars in India into a spin. A Muslim man must say talaq (I divorce you) three times or write it down. In this case, Rubab Anwar ...

  3. Experts say 30-minute divorce rule will ruin more marriages

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Liberalised divorce regulations that cut the amount of time it takes to end a marriage from 30 days to 30 minutes will lead to a surge in the divorce rate, an expert has warned. Before the law came into effect on October 1, a couple had to tell their empl ...

  4. Hunan pair divorce to save wife's state job

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Complaints are rising about many state-owned enterprises enforcing an obsolete and illegal law forcing a husband or wife to leave their jobs if their spouse quits the firm. Because of the rule, a happily married couple working for a company in Hunan provi ...

  5. Marriages made in hell for many on mainland

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Survey highlights widespread distrust and dissatisfaction between couples Barely half of mainland couples are confident that their marriage will survive, a survey shows. Thirty-four per cent of those questioned said it was hard to say whether t ...

  6. Uncle Jim puts family first at the end

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of superstars like Roman Tam Pak-sin, Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing and Anita Mui Yim-fong, Wong's event was no star-studded occasion echoing with fans' mourning cries. Only close family members attended the funeral. Wong's coffin, covered in a red cloth with gold embroidery, was carried to Cape Collinson at 1.25pm. Ten minutes later, his family members dressed in black, including his ...

  7. Ferragamo an evolving family affair

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Ferruccio Ferragamo is patently an avid disciple. The chief executive of family-owned footwear and fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo made a brief visit in Hong Kong en route to the mainland, where ... It was at age 12 that Salvatore Ferragamo opened his first shop, in what was to become a rags-to-riches tale for one of Italy's most successful family businesses. Based in Florence, the house ...

  8. Saving the children of single-parent families

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou One Guangzhou school is helping youngsters cope with the changes in family life brought about by death and divorce Eleven-year-old Luo Yongfeng comes across like ... achiever, who does not know the other students in his class are two years his junior, is one of a growing number of children in single-parent families in Guangzhou. Each year, 10,000 single-parent ...

  9. Minority families join the queue for first time

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Families of ethnic minorities yesterday for the first time took part in the central allocation system for Chinese-language primary schools. Filipino mother-of-three Elizabeth ... four, to the same school.' Social worker Fermi Wong Wai-fun, of Unison Hong Kong For Ethnic Equality, said many minority families were happy their children could take part in the central ...

  10. Philippine politics keeps it all in the elite family

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... sister is a senator. Four nephews have been re-elected congressmen. His sister-in-law, Corazon, was once president. The re-election of prominent political family members like Mr Aquino ... families had since diversified into real estate, banking and trading, but many feudal practices remained, he said. Mr Abad, whose family has occupied the same congressional seat since 1946, ...




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