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Bomb Blasts Hits Thailand as Nation Moves to Military Rule

In today's headlines, a series of bomb blasts in Thailand have hit three of the country’s most popular tourist resorts, killing four people and wounding dozens. There have been at least 11 explosions in total since Thursday. No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts. The blasts come days after the country voted to accept a military-backed charter in a referendum. Human Rights Watch has warned that Thailand is moving toward becoming a military dictatorship. Brad Adams, the group’s Asia director, said, "Instead of the long-promised return to democratic civilian rule, the new constitution facilitates unaccountable military power and a deepening dictatorship."

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