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Thai army coup ousts government

The Thai armed forces dismissed the government and revoked the country’s 1997 constitution on Wednesday after a coup to oust Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. A coup spokesman, Retired Lieutenant-General Prapart Sakuntanak, announced the dismissal in a televised address after the army took control of Bangkok without a shot being fired and announced a commission to reform the constitution. The prime minister declared a state of emergency from New York. A government spokesman with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra at the United Nations said the coup could not succeed and “we’re in control.” Full Story

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