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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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Family uprooted from Sai Kung life

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... brought back from a trip to Egypt. But the friends say Florence was unhappy about uprooting the family from their home in Hong Kong where they had been happy - so much so that she had initially ... as Brookside - in a quiet corner of Sai Kung Country Park. The village had a strong, mainly expatriate community, and the Belhommes appeared to have an idyllic lifestyle. The family were also highly ...

  7. Child victims spark concern over level of family support

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... Ella Lee and Patsy Moy The incidence of domestic violence involving children has raised concerns about the provision of adequate support for at-risk families. In October 1998, a mother ... in Tin Shui Wai and found it 'totally unacceptable' that the district got its first integrated family service centre only in 2002, two years after its population reached 200,000. ...

  8. Shadow Family

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... Liana Cafolla Shadow Family by Miyuki Miyabe Kodansha $179 Japanese author Miyuki Miyabe has created an absorbing murder mystery around a provocative and disturbing theme: the dangerous ... dysfunctional family. Tokoroda's wife and daughter both knew of his numerous affairs. His wife blithely accepted them and had long resigned herself to a passionless marriage. Kazumi, the apple ...

  9. The family affair

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... It Runs in the Family. As well as Kirk and Michael, there's newcomer Cameron Douglas, Michael's son, and Kirk's ex-wife, Diana, thrown in for good measure. Not to be confused with: Mommie Dearest, The Addams Family. ...

  10. Carrying on a proud family tradition

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is carrying on the tradition in Hong Kong. 'Moving has become the family tradition,' said 33-year-old Mr Burden, who started learning the ropes in his father's business during school ... to be very careful.' With Mr Burden having helped about 600 families move in or out of Hong Kong since last May, boredom with the daily routine never enters his thinking. 'Every customer ...




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