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George Floyd protests: Donald Trump declares himself 'president of law and order', threatens military force to counter violent protests
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George Floyd protests: Donald Trump declares himself 'president of law and order', threatens military force to counter violent protests

Embracing the language of confrontation and war, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself the 'president of law and order' and signaled he would stake his reelection on persuading voters his forceful approach, including deploying US troops to US cities, was warranted in a time of national tumult and racial unrest.

Civilian traffic barred for 2 days a week on Kashmir highway: 'Turning Kashmir into Palestine', allege politicos
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Civilian traffic barred for 2 days a week on Kashmir highway: 'Turning Kashmir into Palestine', allege politicos

Jammu and Kashmir has been hit with the controversial decision to ban movement of civilian traffic in for two days a week (Sunday and Wednesday), for free movement of convoys

Philippines violence: Supreme Court backs President Rodrigo Duterte's enforcement of martial law in southern parts
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Philippines violence: Supreme Court backs President Rodrigo Duterte's enforcement of martial law in southern parts

The Philippines' Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte's enforcement of martial law across the southern third of the country, which he said was necessary to defeat Islamic State (IS) group-backed militants.

Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held Marawi city
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Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Islamist-held Marawi city

Embattled Philippine troops struggling to drive Islamist militants from a southern city raised the national flag for Independence Day on Monday, in a tearful ceremony dedicated to the scores killed during the conflict.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says he will ignore Supreme Court, Congress on martial law
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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says he will ignore Supreme Court, Congress on martial law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will ignore the Supreme Court and Congress as he enforces martial law across the southern third of the country, even though the Constitution gives them oversight.

Philippines' death toll climbs to 95; clashes continue for sixth day between army and militants
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Philippines' death toll climbs to 95; clashes continue for sixth day between army and militants

Government troops have found eight bodies of civilians who were allegedly executed by militants in Marawi city in southern Philippines.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte uses rape joke to reassure soldiers accused of abuses, war crimes
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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte uses rape joke to reassure soldiers accused of abuses, war crimes

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and joked that if any of them were to rape, he would claim responsibility for it

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says martial law could last a year
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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says martial law could last a year

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that the martial law imposed in Mindanao could last for a year. The martial law was imposed on Tuesday night.

Thai army pranks nation on April Fool's: Removes Martial law, but replaces it with draconian Article 44
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Thai army pranks nation on April Fool's: Removes Martial law, but replaces it with draconian Article 44

On Wednesday, Thailand's junta lifted martial law, but then quickly replaced it with another set of draconian laws innocuously called "Article 44.

Will have to wait for martial law to be lifted: Thai PM
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Will have to wait for martial law to be lifted: Thai PM

Thailand's new Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a military coup over three months ago, has said he wants to lift martial law in the country but the current situation does not permit it.

Thailand coup live: Army dissolves Senate, takes over law making
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Thailand coup live: Army dissolves Senate, takes over law making

Follow live updates of the ongoing political crisis in Thailand

Thailand: Yingluck, other leaders to be released by military
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Thailand: Yingluck, other leaders to be released by military

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and other prominent political figures, who have been detained by the military, are expected to be released within a week said deputy army spokesperson Winthai Suvaree.

Thai military coup: Key facts about the ongoing crisis
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Thai military coup: Key facts about the ongoing crisis

The Thai army recently staged a coup and suspended the constitution. Here are answers to some key questions on the situation

Press freedom becomes first casualty of Thai army coup
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Press freedom becomes first casualty of Thai army coup

The military edict banned media from interviewing academics and ex-government officials whose opinions could incite conflict.

In a bloodless coup, military seizes power in Thailand
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In a bloodless coup, military seizes power in Thailand

The powerful army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, announced the military takeover in a statement broadcast on national television.

Timeline of the political crisis in Thailand
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Timeline of the political crisis in Thailand

Some key dates in the long-running conflict since the last coup nearly eight years ago:

Thai army chief holds rare meeting of political rivals
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Thai army chief holds rare meeting of political rivals

Thailand's military has hosted ground-breaking talks between warring political rivals after imposing martial law to prevent the deeply divided kingdom degenerating into another "Ukraine or Egypt".

Thai army chief urges rivals to talk following martial law
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Thai army chief urges rivals to talk following martial law

Thailand's army declared martial law nationwide on Tuesday to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but insisted the surprise intervention was not a military coup.