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What's in a name? WHO tiptoes around what to call virus

Geneva - Keen to avoid stigmatising the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began, or Chinese people, the World Health Organization is treading carefully on naming the new virus.

Pacific's Cook Islands mulls new name

Avarua - The tiny Pacific nation of Cook Islands is considering changing its name to something that reflects its Polynesian culture, rather than honouring the British explorer James Cook.

'History on our side,' Macedonia FM says of name change

Skopje - Supporters of Macedonia's name-change deal with Greece are "on the right side of history" and their critics will eventually agree, Macedonia's foreign minister told AFP as the accord approaches the final step of ratification.

Greek defence minister announces resignation ahead of Macedonia vote

Atenas - Greece's defence minister, who is head of the main coalition partner of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, announced his resignation on Sunday ahead of an upcoming parliamentary vote to end a 27-year name dispute with Macedonia.

Macedonia: a decades-long quarrel over a name

Skopje - Macedonia's parliament voted on Friday constitutional changes adopting the new name "Republic of North Macedonia" to end a row that has long poisoned relations with neighbouring Greece.

Macedonia: a decades-long quarrel over a name

Skopje - With Sunday's referendum proposing the new name "Republic of North Macedonia", the country hopes to resolve a row poisoning relations with Greece and blocking efforts to join the EU and NATO.

Dash Berlin frontman, Jeffrey Sutorius, to play under own name

On August 24, Dash Berlin frontman Jeffrey Sutorius has announced that he will continue performing under his own name starting this October.

EU 'confident' Macedonia name row settled by July

Sofia - The European Union is "very confident" Macedonia will settle a long-running row with Greece over its name before July, a senior official from the bloc said Friday.

Athens, Skopje mayors call for deal on Macedonia name row

Atenas - The mayors of Greece and Macedonia's capitals met in Athens on Friday to call for a bilateral settlement to end a long-running row over Macedonia's name.

UN envoy 'very hopeful' about solving Macedonia name dispute

New York - A UN envoy declared Wednesday he was "very hopeful" that a solution was within reach to end a 27-year dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name.

Greece, Macedonia in new UN bid to solve name dispute

New York - Greece and Macedonia returned to the United Nations on Wednesday hoping to reach a compromise that could end a 27-year dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name.

Mayor wants to publicly name who's on welfare

Lewiston - A mayor in the state of Maine wants to publicly name people who are collecting welfare. He also wants to publicize where they live.

ICANN investigates inappropiate usage of .sucks domain name

ICANN is investigating a Canadian domain registrar that is using the ".sucks" domain to get sums of up to $2,500 from celebrities and brands who are eager to protect themselves from the domain being used to negatively portray their company.

Internet Explorer is finally dead, Microsoft is killing the brand

Microsoft's marketing chief confirmed at the company's Convergence conference yesterday that the long ill-spoken Internet Explorer web browser brand will be killed off with Windows 10 and replaced with the company's new "Project Spartan."

New study shows dolphins call each other by name

New scientific research suggests that dolphins call each other by name. Researchers say evidence from studies suggest that a dolphin can call the attention of another dolphin it knows very well by mimicking the distinctive whistle of that dolphin.

'Vulcan' overwhelming choice of names for Pluto's smallest moons

Mountain View - Star Trek fans have reason to celebrate after learning their choice for the name of one of Pluto's smallest moon is the overwhelming favorite.

Owners of 'Hitler' store in India say they'll change the name

The owners of a clothing store in India, that sparked an international uproar have agreed to drop the "Hitler" name and come up with something a little less controversial.

Hitler store in India sparks outrage

What's in a name? Well a men's clothing store owner in India has found out that his choice of the name "Hitler" for his new shop was probably not the best business decision after causing a furor.

Beyonce gives birth to baby girl

Singers Beyonce and Jay-Z became parents on Saturday night. Beyonce gave birth to a baby girl, and her name is Ivy Blue Carter.

Scotland Yard vice squad gets new politically correct name

London - Scotland Yard's Vice Squad has been given a new name, which certainly does not evoke the same image. It is now officially known as Serious Crime Directorate 9: Human Exploitation and Organised Crime Command, or SCD9.

New Pornographers show cancelled because of name

Calvin College cancelled a show by Canadian band The New Pornographers because of its name. They admitted that the band’s music was good, but said their name was impossible to explain to many people.

PM Brown apologises for mistake-filled letter to bereaved mother

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised after writing a mistake-filled letter to the mother of a young soldier killed last month in Afghanistan.

Swine Flu, Name Stays The Same At CBC

While other nations in the world are renaming the swine flu don't expect the name to drop from North American newspapers. To change the name at this point many outlets believe would be too confusing.

Married man plans to write lost love's name 10 million times

An Indian man fell in love with a woman 20 years ago but didn’t have the courage to ask her to marry him. To compensate for his lost chance, he plans to write her name 10 million times as penance.

Bernie Madoff's relatives planning a name change

Family members of Ponzi scammer Bernie Madoff are planning to change the last names of his grandchildren so they can attend prestigious prep schools.

Whats in a Name? Everything for the Campbell children

The Campbell family continues to refute any connection to abuse following the removal of their three children earlier this month for what many are saying is because of the kid's names. However, what is really in a name?

British Teen Changes Name to Incredibly Long Super Hero-Inspired Name

George Garratt, 19, has officially changed his name to "Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined." The teen spent $20 for the official name change.

A Spider Named After Stephen Colbert

Comedian Stephen Colbert gets his wish fulfilled again: he wanted a spider named after him. A Californian researcher named a newly discovered spider after Colbert recently.

New Zealand Judge refuses naming child 'Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii'

New Zealand Judge Rob Murfitt ruled in favor of the girl who opposed being named by her parents “Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii”. The judge ordered her name to be changed immediately.

Swedish authorities say couple cannot name daughter 'Elvis,' but 'Metallica' OK

Swedish tax authorities have barred a couple from naming their five-month old daughter “Elvis.” The couple is determined to keep the name and is appealing the decision.
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