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# military coup
'I will not go back to get killed': Lesotho PM flees to South Africa
Thomas Thabane says he has fled in fear of his life, after the country’s military took over buildings in the capital, Maseru.
# coup
Eto'o signs for Toffees, in line to make debut against Chelsea
The 33-year-old Cameroonian striker joins Everton after agreeing a two-year contract.
# Thailand
Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew
The 30-year-old suffered head injuries in the crash on Friday night and passed away yesterday.
# coup
Thai junta chief given seal of approval by the country's royal family
Sights are now being set on bringing growing protests under control.
# Protests
Thailand's coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them "time to think"
Thailand’s fragile democracy has been repeatedly stunted by 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932.
# Takeover
Thai army seizes power in military coup
General Prayut Chan-O-Cha made the announcement in a televised address to the nation today.
# coup
TV3 confirm they have won broadcasting rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup
There are many details yet to be finalised, but the broadcaster is looking into high-definition screening of the tournament.
# Pakistan
Pakistan's former president charged with Benazir Bhutto murder
The former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been charged with the 2007 killing of Bhutto who was twice elected Pakistan prime minister.
# no rush
CIA (finally) admits it masterminded the 1953 coup in Iran
The coup toppled Iran’s prime minister after he tried to nationalise his country’s oil wealth from Britain.
# Morsi
Egypt army appeals for peaceful pro-Morsi protests
The military said it supported the right to peaceful protest, but warned that violence would “harm social peace”.
# Egypt
Egypt: New interim president sworn in as Morsi is ousted in 'coup'
President Barack Obama urged the military to hand back control to a democratic, civilian government but stopped short of calling it a coup d’etat.
# Short-term
Cork snap up Hoops striker Kilduff for remainder of the season
The Leesiders have pulled off a major coup by bringing in the 24-year-old hitman.
# Posse Comitatus
No, says Alan Shatter: I'm not going to attempt a coup
The dual minister assures that despite commanding both Gardaí and Army, he has “no interest of posing a threat to the State”.
# coup
Spurs announce deal for Schalke midfielder Holtby
The German U21 captain will join when his contract expires at the end of the season.
# coup
Former Aussie star Craig McDermott takes up Irish coaching role
The appointment comes at just the right time as Ireland’s cricketers prepare for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
# Dictatorship
Pinochet will leaves everything to his family
The family had requested the document remain private, but investigators are trying to find what happened to around €20 million the dictator had hidden away before he died.
# Mali
UNESCO world heritage sites attacked in Mali
Hardline Islamists have threatened to destroy all of the centuries-old ancient tombs in the historical city of Timbuktu.
# coup
Signed up: Bale pens new Spurs deal
The Welsh star has agreed a new contract which aims to keep him at White Hart Lane until 2016.
# Mali
Malian couple subjected to 100 lashes 'for having child out of wedlock'
Islamists in northern Mali have been forcing the imposition of sharia law since the coup earlier this year.
# coup
Michael Laudrup announced as the new manager of Swansea City
It’s a big name for the only Welsh club in the Premier League, as the Dane replaces Brendan Rodgers.
# coup
Game on: Limerick FC set to play Liverpool in May friendly
The club will play host to Kenny Dalglish’s men for the first time since 1962.
# coup
Three more years: RTÉ and TV3 retain Champions League rights
The stations will share coverage of European football’s most prestigious event until at least 2015.
# Mali
Explainer: What's happening in Mali?
Your guide to the Malian military coup and the ensuing separatist rebels’ push for independence.
Prime minister of Guinea-Bissau arrested by the military
The African country has seen a huge number of coups – no leader in almost 40 years has ever finished his time in office.
# Turkey
Leaders of Turkey's 1980 coup on trial for 'crimes against the state'
The two surviving leaders are being tried over the post-coup crackdown which included torture and execution.
# Mali
Mali suspended amid ECOWAS efforts to restore 'constitutional order'
The bloc of West African nations has suspended Mali’s membership and send a delegation a week after the military ousted the democratically-elected president.
# coup
Reports: Barcelona agree deal to sign Neymar in 2014
According to reports on the Cadena SER radio station, the young Brazilian sensation will be teaming up with Messi and co. after the next World Cup.
# coup
Leinster sign New Zealand World Cup winner Thorn
The province have announced the signing of the veteran international on a short-term deal.
# Chile
38 years on, Chile closes Allende case after confirming suicide
The Chilean leader was found dead while defending the presidential palace in the 1973 coup in Chile, in which General Augusto Pinochet seized power.
# coup
TV3 announces deal to show Premier League highlights online
TV3 will show highlights of all Premier League action on its website,, on Mondays until the end of the season.
# Russia
Small turnout for anniversary of Russian 'coup' which led to USSR's collapse
Russia kept the celebrations on the down-low, with neither the president nor prime minister mentioning the anniversary during today’s public appearances.
# Haiti
'Baby Doc' Duvalier arrested by Haitian authorities
Former dictator accused of embezzlement and human rights abuses to be shown the file being brought against him by Haitian prosecutors.
# Haiti
Notorious Haitian dictator returns to "help" country's people
Jean-Claude Duvalier was ousted in revolt in 1986 after he and his father presided over brutal regime reinforced by deadly private militia, the Tonton Macoutes.