BY MAGGIE MATELLA
FELLSMERE (CBS12) — A woman has been arrested for battery and domestic violence after she whipped a man with a belt because he would not get out of bed for work.
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Prior to the emergence of modern state, during the monarchy, the subjects of monarchs had little say in their relationship with the state. Over time, the concept of citizenship and identity developed, with the principle that citizens were not just residents of a given territory, but were members of a political community with a particular identification and recognition. Civil, political, and social rights became associated with citizenship, differing by country in the balance among these and in their scope.
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On both sides of the Atlantic, economic insecurity is fuelling the rise of new movements on the left
By Owen Jones
He’s the septuagenarian powered by youth. The figures behind Bernie Sanders’ triumph in Iowa – in which his grassroots insurgency scored a virtual tie against what he rightly described as “the most powerful political organisation” in the US – are astonishing. Among Iowa Democrats aged between 17 and 29, 84% opted for this unlikely youth icon; among those aged 30-44, Sanders still had a 21-point lead over Hillary Clinton. It was older Americans who flocked to Clinton’s camp: nearly seven out of 10 of those aged over 65. The generations appeared separated by a political chasm.
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Hundreds attend funeral of heroic Border Policewoman killed while attempting to thwart massive attack in Jerusalem.
By Cynthia Blank
Hadar Cohen, the 19-year-old Border Police officer killed Wednesday in a shooting and stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, was brought to rest Thursday afternoon at the Yehud military cemetery.
Hundreds attended the funeral, including Ravit Mirilashvili, Hadar’s comrade who was also injured in the attack. Earlier on Thursday, sheattributed her life to Hadar’s heroism.
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Pakistan Army director general military operations (DGMO) called his Indian counterpart on Thursday and offered assistance for the rescue of Indian Army personnel who went missing after an avalanche hit the Siachen glacier area.
Ten Indian soldiers were feared buried in an avalanche that hit Siachen glacier in the India-held portion of Kashmir on Wednesday, The soldiers were hit while on duty at a post at an altitude of 19,000 feet.
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BY KAROLIN SCHAPS AND RON BOUSSO
LONDON — Reuters: BP slumped to its biggest annual loss last year and announced thousands more job cuts on Tuesday, showing that even one of the nimblest oil producers is struggling in the worst market downturn in over a decade.
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ISLAMABAD: A Chinese manufacturer will launch its mobile handset manufacturing and assembling unit in April (Pakistan’s first), a senior official at Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication said on Monday.
The manufacturer — China’s Haier — is already operating in the country and has established a laptop manufacturing unit in Lahore.
The move would help in reducing the import bill as smartphones are in demand and also bring good investment as well as creating job opportunities, the official said.
The government had announced tax incentive package for manufacturing of mobile phones in budget 2015-16. These included income tax exemption for five years, zero per cent depreciation allowance for plants, machinery and production line equipment used for manufacturing of mobile phones certified by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in the first year.
In the wake of new government policy facilitating local manufacturing/assembling of mobile handsets, a delegation led by Haier Groups CEO, Zeeshan Qureshi met with Minister of State for IT and Telecom, Anusha Rahman.
Mr Qureshi said Haier considers Pakistan a very lucrative and flourishing market for mobile handset manufacturing/assembling particularly with uptake of 3G/4G services in the country.
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Pakistan’s finance sector is dominated by men but the country’s most successful investment banker is a woman. Maheen Rahman ranks fifth in Forbes ‘Top 40 under 40’. Pakistan correspondent Shaimaa Khalil went to meet her.
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Matchmakers are becoming busy by the day with the wider appeal of misyar marriages in Saudi Arabia.
By Mariam Al Hakeem
Riyadh: Matchmakers are becoming busy by the day with the wider appeal of misyar marriages in Saudi Arabia.
There has been a 50 percent increase in misyar marriages after the issuance of a religious edict (fatwa) giving the alliance sanctity last month by the Islamic Fiqh Academy.
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