Myanmar military seizes power, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

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    Myanmar’s military has seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. United Nations ambassador Bob Rae says the country’s 2008 constitution made such a military takeover possible. 

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