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    State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and other top politicians were detained in the early hours of Monday, with Myanmar's military declaring a one-year state of emergency after weeks of escalating tensions over allegations of vote-rigging in the November election.

    Live from the streets of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, after military forces seized power from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), arresting its leader and other senior officials.

    Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy emerged victorious in Myanmar's 8 November election, the second since the end of military rule in the country in 2011. Myanmar's military has accused the government of conducting the recent election fraudulently and vowed last week to "take action".

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