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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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Thai anti-coup protesters briefly scuffle with soldiers

Thai anti-coup protesters briefly scuffled with soldiers after a woman blew a plastic whistle and hurled insults, Reuters reported.

Protesters against military rule and soldiers deployed to control them confront each other at Bangkok's shopping district. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Commuters take pictures of soldiers blocking the access to a pedestrian bridge. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Soldiers detain an activist during the protests in Bangkok. Credit: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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