Mokhtar Belmokhtar evaded authorities for so long that the French intelligence service dubbed him 'The Uncatchable'. He's been reported dead several times before but later reappeared.
The case is the latest in which an American police force has been accused of bias in policing, after 12 months of protests across the country against heavy-handed police action.
As hope fades for those aboard the capsized ship and only 14 survivors have been found, politicians and state media are attempting to move the narrative, according to a Chinese political expert.
Only 12 survivors have been rescued so far, out of around 450 passengers who were traveling between two cities in the southwest of the country when the boat went down during a cyclone.
'Almost Sociopathic Lack of Care': Vatican Child Protection Commissioner Calls on Church Finance Chief to Resign
The allegation by the Pope Francis-appointed commissioner is the latest turn in the Catholic church's reckoning with the global child sex abuse scandal and senior church authorities' efforts to silence victims.
The root causes of the migrant crisis could remain unaddressed with Myanmar blocking discussion of the status of the Rohingya ethnic minority at the summit.
Malaysian police have found signs of torture at a string of jungle camps believed to have been used by people smugglers, alongside graves which could hold the remains of hundreds of people.
The incident is the most direct confrontation between the two countries over China's territorial claim, and analysts say the chance of an accidental conflict could increase.
Videos posted on social media appear to show Chinese riot police brutally beating protesters, who took to the streets to demand the railway pass through their city.
A US official "misspoke" when he said that B-1 bombers were going to be deployed to Australia, but the controversy could be the beginning of the US and China's tug-of-war of Australia.
China is creating larger islands in the South China Sea so as to control more of those waters; the US and neighboring countries object.
The attack on foreigners in Kabul comes as the Afghan central government faces its first Taliban spring offensive without the support of Western combat forces.