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Chuck Hagel urges Thailand to 'return to democracy'

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has called on Thailand to "return to democracy" during an Asia-Pacific security forum after the military took over control of the government in a coup.

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British tourists in Thailand 'should monitor FCO advice'

Britons who are in Thailand or thinking of travelling to the country have been advised to keep monitoring the Foreign Office's travel guidance for the region.

Hundreds of British tourists are having to adhere to a strict night curfew after the bloodless coup in the country.

Thailand is a popular destination for British holidaymakers. Credit: PA

"We are monitoring the situation on the ground very carefully. British nationals in Thailand or thinking of travelling to Thailand should monitor the FCO's travel advice, which will be continually updated as events develop," Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

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