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Thai junta gives away film tickets to promote 'love and harmony'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military junta is giving away movie tickets this weekend to promote "love and harmony", a spokesman for the junta said on Wednesday, in its latest effort to win over hearts and minds following last month's coup.

Thailand

Play dead for now, says Thaksin

UDON THANI: From self-imposed exile, the influential leader of Thailand’s rural “red shirt” opposition movement has delivered a simple message to followers chafing at the military junta’s iron rule: lay low for now, don’t panic, “play dead”.

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Thaksin tells Thailand's red shirt opposition - 'play dead'... for now

UDON THANI, Thailand (Reuters) - From self-imposed exile, the influential leader of Thailand's rural "red shirt" opposition movement has delivered a simple message to followers chafing at the military junta's iron rule: lay low for now, don't panic, "play dead".

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Lifting Myanmar sanctions now would be mistake -US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes it would be a mistake to lift sanctions against Myanmar at the beginning of a dialogue with that country's military junta, the top U.S. diplomat for Asia said on Wednesday.

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Group: Thai polls ‘heavily tilted’

BANGKOK: The run-up to Thai­land’s weekend vote was “heavily tilted” to benefit a party close to the ruling military junta, an Asian election monitor said, criticising a messy ballot-counting process that created mistrust.

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Thai polls over the military’s role

BANGKOK: Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday’s election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta that has ruled the country since a 2014 coup.

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Mali finds five more bodies in graves near ex-junta base

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Malian authorities have found five corpses in army uniforms in two graves near the headquarter of a former military junta during part of an investigation into officers who briefly seized power in a coup in 2012.

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Niger coup leader silent on election timetable

NIAMEY (Reuters) - The leader of Niger's military junta made his first public appearance on Friday, a day after toppling President Mamadou Tandja in a coup, but made no mention of any timetable to elections.

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Niger coup leader silent on election timetable

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's military junta leader made his first public appearance on Friday, a day after toppling President Mamadou Tandja in a coup, but made no mention of any timetable to elections.

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Guinea junta calls for national unity government

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea's ruling military junta called on Wednesday for a government of national unity to be formed and for an international inquiry into a bloody crackdown on opponents in the West African country earlier this week.