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Thai military takes over in coup -- again

Thailand is now under military control -- with its military chief in power, its constitution tossed, its political leaders detained, its citizens under martial law -- thanks to a coup that capped months of unrest.<p>Thursday's announcement, in a televised address by the Asian nation's military chief, …

Animals in medical research

The use of any animal for medical research rightly attracts public attention (Jane Goodall and Peter Gabriel urge Air France to stop ferrying lab monkeys, theguardian.com, 20 May). But the majority of people accept that animal research is currently essential to help deliver life-changing and …

Pentagon report: scope of intelligence compromised by Snowden 'staggering'

A top-secret Pentagon report to assess the damage to national security from the leak of classified National Security Agency documents by Edward Snowden concluded that “the scope of the compromised knowledge related to US intelligence capabilities is staggering”.<p>The Guardian has obtained a copy of …

Thai army chief summons ousted PM for talks a day after coup

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, will begin to govern a polarized country on Friday, a day after he seized power in a bloodless coup in a bid to end six months of turmoil.<p>Prayuth launched his coup after factions refused to give ground in a struggle for power …

Thai military takes over in coup -- again

Thailand is now under military control -- with its military chief in power, its constitution tossed, its political leaders detained, its citizens under martial law -- thanks to a coup that capped months of unrest.<p>Thursday's announcement, in a televised address by the Asian nation's military chief, …