** 4 Killed in Pakistan Attack **
Officials in Pakistan say militants wearing police uniforms have attacked the office of a senior government official in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing at least four people.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack Monday, but the Pakistani Taliban have carried out similar operations in the past.
Elsewhere in Pakistan Monday, Shi'ites in Quetta have refused to bury victims of a bloody bombing that killed at least 80 people and wounded more that 100 others. They have demanded that security forces protect them from the extremists behind the attack.
** Asia, Africa, North America Crack Down on Wildlife Crime**
Police, Customs and wildlife officers from Asia, Africa and the United States have announced the successful completion of an international enforcement operation aimed at cracking down on organized wildlife crime syndicates.
A press release Monday said the operation, code-named "Cobra," which ran between January 6 and February 5, was the first international effort of its kind to focus on the sharing of investigation information and enforcement efforts towards curtailing rampant wildlife crime.
The announcement said the operation yielded hundreds of arrests, seizures of assorted wildlife specimens from several endangered species, and arms and ammunition from poachers.