BRUSSELS - The heads of the U.N. and European Union aid agencies called on Wednesday for a "humanitarian ceasefire" in Syria to allow convoys to deliver help to areas that aid workers cannot reach.
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BEIJING - China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a U.S. warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a U.S. guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship maneuvering nearby.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistani checkpoint in the lawless region of North Waziristan killed at least three soldiers and wounded 32 people on Wednesday, intelligence and militant sources said.
NEW DELHI - India took retaliatory measures against the United States on Wednesday in a row over an Indian diplomat who complained of being stripped and forced to undergo "cavity searches" while in U.S. detention.
ANKARA/ISTANBUL - Five senior Turkish police officers have been sacked a day after scores of people close to government were detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, local media said on Wednesday, in an apparent power struggle shaking the country's ruling elite.
BAMAKO - The party of Mali's president and its political allies have won a comfortable majority in a parliamentary election intended to seal to a return to democratic civilian rule following an army coup in March 2012.