Timeline of turbulent Thailand's latest coup

The root of the military takeover in Thailand - where there have been 12 coups since 1932 - was the toppling of former prime minister and Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006.

ITV News Correspondent Lucy Watson explains the background to the current situation.


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.