A volunteer for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, receives training on how to handle personal protective equipment during courses in Brussels October 15, 2014, which is aimed to help deal with the Ebola disease in West Africa.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines

GALVESTON, Texas - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients.  Full Article 

Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes, talks set for Tuesday 12:00am EDT

HONG KONG - A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. | Video

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, October 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

URFA, Turkey - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said.  Full Article | Video 

Israeli survivors from the blizzard hug each other, as they get ready to board a bus to the airport to head back to their country in Kathmandu October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Hopes fade for 40 missing after Nepal blizzard

KATHMANDU - Hopes faded for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39.  Full Article 

Fighters of Islamic State stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014. REUTERS

Under assault, Islamic State may shift tactics

As long as the militants fight on Washington’s terms, they will lose. But the group is already changing up its methods, which should deeply worry the rest of the world.  Commentary 

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Church should not fear change, pope says at close of Bishop's gathering

Pope Francis closes an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges. Mana Rabiee reports.