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.

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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.