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AUSTRALIAN COMEDY LEGEND, GREG FLEET IN BANGKOK
Saturday August 11, at 8pm
Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok.

 

“Brilliant… inspired nonsense, utterly fresh, utterly hilarious” – The Scotsman ★★★★★.

 

“Greg Fleet is one of the best comedians in the world ever” – Stewart Lee.

 

Announcing Standup Asia’s next show in Bangkok on Saturday August 11, featuring top Australian actor and stand-up comedian Greg Fleet.

 

This comedy show promises to be one of the best Bangkok has ever seen and will be held at the luxurious Westin Grande Sukhumvit (BTS Asoke, exit 5).

 

Greg Fleet is certainly one of Australia’s most highly respected stand-up comedians, achieving accolades and 5-star reviews from around the globe on his world tours.

 

Besides creating and starring in Netflix shows with Jim Jeffries, he has shared the stage with Nicole Kidman, starred as Dave Summers in Australia’s popular soap opera Neighbors (and killed Daphne) and has written and performed in 26 Melbourne International Comedy festivals.

 

Do not miss this fascinating, Australian comedy genius with special guests Matt Wharf (Australia) and Dusty Moore (South Africa).

 

Early bird tickets are 600 (including 100 baht to charity), 900 at the door or 1200 baht for VIP tickets (includes free-flow drinks, meet the comedians and best seats with tables in the house).

 

Make sure to get your tickets today: www.ticketflap.com/gregfleet-bkk18

 

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Police fire tear gas as Romanians rally against government

 

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Thousands of Romanians joined an anti-government rally in the capital Bucharest, Romania August 10, 2018. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

 

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters rallied against the ruling Social Democrat (PSD) government on Friday in cities across Romania and the capital Bucharest, where riot police scuffled with some and fired tear gas.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052343-police-fire-tear-gas-as-romanians-rally-against-government/

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U.N. says it has credible reports that China holds million Uighurs in secret camps

By Stephanie Nebehay

 

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FILE PHOTO: The United Nations emblem is seen in the U.N. General Assembly hall during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights panel said on Friday that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles a "massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy."

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052344-un-says-it-has-credible-reports-that-china-holds-million-uighurs-in-secret-camps/

 

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Zimbabwe's Chamisa challenges election result; inauguration halted

By MacDonald Dzirutwe

 

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FILE PHOTO: Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa addresses a media conference following the announcement of election results in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

 

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge on Friday against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory, halting Mnangagwa's planned Sunday inauguration.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052345-zimbabwes-chamisa-challenges-election-result-inauguration-halted/

 

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UK Muslim convert admits plotting carnage with Oxford Street attack

 

LONDON (Reuters) - A Muslim convert has admitted plotting to kill more than 100 people by driving a truck into pedestrians on London's Oxford Street, the capital's major shopping thoroughfare.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052346-uk-muslim-convert-admits-plotting-carnage-with-oxford-street-attack/

 

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U.S. strongly condemns Russia's poisoning of former spy - White House

By Jeff Mason

 

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FILE PHOTO: Members of the emergency services wearing protective clothing work near the bench where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found poisoned in Salisbury, Britain, March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

 

BERKLEY HEIGHTS, New Jersey (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday the United States strongly condemned Russia's use of chemical weapons against a former Russian agent in Britain, two days after the U.S. State Department announced sanctions over the move.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052347-us-strongly-condemns-russias-poisoning-of-former-spy-white-house/

 

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Trump renews attacks on protesting NFL players, says 'be cool'

By Susan Heavey

 

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Aug 9, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his fist during the national anthem prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday renewed his attacks on NFL players pushing for criminal justice and other social reforms, after a number of players protested during the league's preseason opening late on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052348-trump-renews-attacks-on-protesting-nfl-players-says-be-cool/

 

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Trump adviser Stone's associate held in contempt in Russia probe -reports

 

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U.S. political consultant Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, speaks to reporters after appearing before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone was found in contempt on Friday after refusing to appear as a witness before a grand jury convened as part of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, U.S. media reported.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052349-trump-adviser-stones-associate-held-in-contempt-in-russia-probe-reports/

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Cameroon probes video showing security forces apparently executing civilians

By Josiane Kouagheu

 

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's government said on Friday it would investigate a video that Amnesty International said shows security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed people in the far north of the country, where they are battling Islamist militants.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052350-cameroon-probes-video-showing-security-forces-apparently-executing-civilians/

 

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Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Leicester City - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - August 10, 2018 Manchester United's Paul Pogba Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

 

(Reuters) - MANCHESTER UNITED 2 LEICESTER CITY 1

 

World Cup winner Paul Pogba's third minute penalty and a late goal from Luke Shaw gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford in the opening game of the Premier League season on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052351-pogba-penalty-sets-united-on-way-to-win-over-leicester/

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Actor gets Bt2m bail for alleged role in Bt800m Bitcoin scam

By The Nation Weekend

 

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The Criminal Court has approved Bt2 million bail for the temporary release of actor Jiratpisit Jaravijit, who is allegedly involved in a Bt800 million Bitcoin scam, as police are set to seek court approval on arrest warrants for more suspects.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052352-actor-gets-bt2m-bail-for-alleged-role-in-bt800m-bitcoin-scam/

 

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Hopes high for Thai women but no pressure, says coach

By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam 
The Nation

 

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The Thai badminton team with coach Rexy Mainaky, fourth from left in the back row, after a practice session at the Badminton Association of Thailand.

 

Thailand’s national badminton coach Rexy Mainaky remains positive about the Kingdom’s chance at the Asian Games, despite being up against the world’s best players.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1052356-hopes-high-for-thai-women-but-no-pressure-says-coach/

 

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