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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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Kerry: 'No justification' for Thailand army coup

John Kerry said the US was reviewing its military and other aid to Thailand. Credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder

US Secretary of State John Kerry said there was "no justification" for the military coup in Thailand.

"This act will have negative implications for the US-Thai relationship, especially for our relationship with the Thai military," Kerry said in a statement.

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