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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Haiwaiian woman wins fight to get 36-character surname on identity cards

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 08:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Honolulu Hawaiian resident wins campaign for identity cards to take 36-charatcter surname ID card victory for woman with long name A Hawaiian woman whose last name is 36 characters long has finally got it to fit on her driving licence and state identification cards after campaigning for the change. Janice "Lokelani", who has a surname consisting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1394119/haiwaiian-woman-wins-fight-get-36-character-surname-identity-cards
  2. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: What's in a Surname?, by David McKie

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Sam Leith What's in a Surname? A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker by David McKie Random House 3 stars Sam Leith What's in a Surname? is in part a social history of surnames ... with William Camden, the 16th-century English researcher "whose findings on surnames would not be greatly enhanced for centuries afterwards". It's to the Normans that the British owe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1309039/book-review-whats-surname-david-mckie
  3. It's Lee and Li, not Smith, that dominate the surname rankings

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver What's in a name? In Vancouver, it's evidence of the changing face of the city. A popular game in town these days is figuring out where your surname ranks among those of other Vancouver residents. In the past few weeks, The Vancouver Sun newspaper's website has received more than 100,000 visitors to its new database of surnames ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615300/its-lee-and-li-not-smith-dominate-surname-rankings
  4. If your surname is Li, join the crowd

    Posted Jan 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the No 1 surname in China. The latest survey of family names by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Genetics found that Li continues to top the mainland's surname list, accounting ... mainland cities and counties over the past two years, and involved the cataloguing of 4,100 surnames. Professor Yuan said the drop in the percentage of Lis was due to an increase in the sample ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532329
  5. Hounded families to shed hated surname

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... to change their family name. Last September, a Public Security Bureau branch in the province's Shangzhou district received 544 name-change applications from people surnamed Gou, which ... to change their surname from Jing to Gou during a visit to the region. Jing, which means respect, was not a name that the emperor could call another person as it would imply that he was looking up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560039/hounded-families-shed-hated-surname
  6. News - China

    Beijing man stabs six people to death over property dispute

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:34pm by Zhang Hong

    ... village, Hairou district – a suburb of northern Beijing. Police only gave out the man’s surname, Zhao, and said his family members claimed he had a history of mental illness. The man went ... On Thursday morning, a farmer surnamed Lu attacked three families with a chopper in his village in Qinzhou city, Guangxi. Seven people were injured in, including two children. A woman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1458482/beijing-man-stabs-six-people-death-over-property-dispute
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Gym fills with grief and despair as ferry passengers' families await news

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 11:37pm by Reuters

    ... months. It is leaving a big scar," said a member of a team of counsellors at the gym, surnamed Yoon, 48. There's no escape from the tragedy. Endless TV news and footage from the rescue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1492259/gym-fills-grief-and-despair-ferry-passengers-families-await-news
  8. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Firms profited in 'shady coal-rights deals'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Li Jing, Zhang Hong

    ... newspaper reported yesterday. A well-connected businessman surnamed Zhou had helped "pull strings" for the three companies to get the paperwork approved, The Beijing News reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482492/firms-profited-shady-coal-rights-deals
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York City police disband Muslim tracking unit

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... and prayed. Plainclothes officers infiltrated Muslim student groups, put informants in mosques, monitored sermons and catalogued Muslims in New York who adopted new, Western-sounding surnames. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484500/new-york-city-policedisband-muslim-tracking-unit
  10. News - China Insider - CORRUPTION

    Lawmaker accused of rape by TV anchor sentenced to 11 years for corruption and fraud

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:23pm by Andrea Chen

    ... is that Sun was given the sentence on November 31, last year and he is now in jail,” the propaganda officer, who declined to give his surname, said. It was unclear if Sun had lodged an appeal. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1483763/lawmaker-accused-rape-tv-anchor-sentenced-11-years-corruption-and

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