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    Deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with violating a colonial-era secrets law. The UN warns of potential civil war in Myanmar as the military ramps up its violent crackdown on anti-coup demonstrators. Since the army seized power two months ago, crowds have gathered every day. Security forces have killed more than 500 government opponents. Thousands more have fled to neighboring Thailand.

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