The US State Department has cancelled engagements with Thailand amid a military coup, it said in a statement.
"We urge the immediate restoration of civilian rule and release of detained political leaders, a return to democracy through early elections, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms", the department said.
More top news
The Tesco Mum of the Year award crowned a memorable few weeks for Dame Esther who became a grandmother for the second time.
The East Coast rail line becomes privately run from today after more than five years in the public sector.
Ireland suffocated England into full submission with a 19-9 victory, setting up a serious tilt towards a first Grand Slam since 2009.