Thai PM orders improvements in aviation standards after FAA downgrade 1:20am EST

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday ordered officials to improve aviation safety standards after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Thailand's safety ratings.  Full Article

Canada anxious over possible backlash against Syrian refugees Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government is concerned about a possible backlash against plans to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, especially if the public thinks the newcomers were being "pampered", a cabinet minister said on Tuesday.  Full Article  

Asia stocks wary, dollar knocked after weak U.S. data 12:22am EST 

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stock markets wavered on Wednesday after downbeat U.S. manufacturing data raised questions about how aggressive the Federal Reserve would be when hiking interest rates, while the dollar retreated from 8-1/2-month highs.  Full Article  

Canada's Alberta to retool controversial farm safety changes Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Alberta's government will retool a bill that would overhaul workplace standards on farms in Canada's biggest cattle-producing province, its agriculture minister said on Tuesday, after protests by farmers and ranchers.  Full Article  

Wall powers Wizards past Cavaliers 12:57am EST 

(The Sports Xchange) - Washington guard John Wall scored a season-high 35 points, and coach Randy Wittman's seat cooled ever so slightly after the Wizards' impressive 97-85 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.  Full Article  

'Mad Max: Fury Road' is surprise best film choice of Board of Review Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Action adventure "Mad Max: Fury Road" was named the best film of 2015 on Tuesday by the National Board of Review, a surprise choice by the New York-based body whose list traditionally kicks off the annual Hollywood awards season.  Full Article