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Sudan military coup ousts President Omar al-Bashir

BEIRUT - Sudan's military ousted and arrested President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday, delivering the deathblow to the authoritarian's nearly 30-year rule following months of intense protests.

Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Ibn Ouf went on state television to declare "the uprooting of this regime," saying the government, presidency and parliament were dissolved.

A military council will oversee a two-year transition period while suspending the constitution, he said. It will declare a

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