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The United States is sending a team of federal investigators to Bangladesh to help probe the murder of a visiting American blogger by suspected Islamist militants, Dhaka police said Tuesday. Avijit Roy, known for his anti-religious blog posts and books including the best-selling "The Virus of Faith", was hacked to death with a machete as he returned home from a book fair with his wife in Dhaka last Thursday. Bangladesh's elite security force on Monday arrested radical Islamist Farabi Shafiur Rahman, the chief suspect in the murder, who they say sent Roy several death threats.
South Africa thrashed Ireland by 201 runs in their World Cup Pool B match at Canberra's Manuka Oval on Tuesday. The Proteas piled up 411 for four, the second-highest total in the tournament's history, on the back of hundreds by Hashim Amla (159) and Faf du Plessis (109), with the pair putting on 247 for the second wicket. South Africa's fast bowlers reduced Ireland to 48 for five, with Kyle Abbott finishing with figures of four for 21.