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  • Thai military coup leader bestowed role of civilian prime minister

    The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief.
  • Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Besieged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country's military there will be no coup, but in return he must "share space with the army", according to a government source who was privy to recent talks between...

    Thousands in Pakistan anti-government protests as coup fears loom

    ISLAMABAD Thousands of anti-government protesters in Pakistan began a march on Islamabad on Thursday amid fears that a prolonged confrontation might lead to a military coup a year after the country's first democratic transfer of power. Cricketer-turned-...

    Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Following Military Coup

    Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out concert in Bangkok, Thailand, following Thursday's military coup. Concert promoter BEC-Tero posted the following statement on their website regarding the news: "Due to recent events in Thailand, Taylor Swift's concert...

    Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

     Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism
    When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions. Of course Buendía's...