COVER

Dark Days for Democracy (Cover Story)

Thailand takes a perilous turn as a coup d'´┐Żtat places it once again under military rule

Profile (Cover Story)

General Sonthi Boonyaratglin

Damage Assessment (Viewpoint)

The coup may offer short-term benefits, but it does far more harm than good

ASIA

BRIEFING

The Life Aquatic (Notebook)

New undersea discoveries off the coast of Indonesia wow marine biologists

Letters (Notebook)

The Dawn of the Universe

GLOBAL ADVISER

Learning to Fly Green (At the Airport)

Air travel can be an environmentally dirty business. A couple tips on making it cleaner

A Grand Tour (Day Tripper)

From a private guide to the Vatican to a Da Vinci Code of your own, a look at Italy's ultra-luxe holidays

Shining Stars (Design Watch)

Switch on to the latest in lighting design

Big Kicks (Lexicon)

An epic history of Manchester United tips the scales at 35 kg