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Thai Military Declares Martial Law, Seeks 'Peace and Order'

Thailand's military has declared martial law, saying it did so to keep "peace and order" after months of sometimes violent anti-government protests, the army chief said. In a televised announcement early Tuesday, General Prayuth Chan-Ocha defended the move as necessary to resolve the country's political crisis. As soldiers took up positions in key parts of Bangkok, the military denied it was staging a coup and urged rival political groups to come together and...

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