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By Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - At least four people were killed in Bangladesh on Friday when supporters of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah vented their fury at his execution for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The decision to hang Mollah, a senior figure in the Jamaat-e-Islami party that is a key part of the opposition coalition, drew widespread condemnation from political allies and international human rights groups. But many citizens celebrated the first ever execution of a Bangladesh war criminal, which took place late on Thursday at the Dhaka Central Jail in the capital. "It is a great gift to me as person, and it is consistent with the spirit of our liberation war," Selina Hossain, a writer whose family was tortured during the conflict, told Reuters.
The recovery in Britain's housing market was taking hold across the country but it was too early for strong intervention to prevent any bubbles, a senior Bank of England official said on Friday. BoE director of financial stability, Andrew Haldane, said one of the most immediate risks on the horizon was the housing market, which was "warming up at a rate of knots" across the whole country. Now would not be the time to be slamming on the brakes on the housing market or any other market. We are in the very early phase of recovery," Haldane told BBC Radio West Midlands.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners are waiting in line to view the body of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela which is lying in state for the third and final day in the nation's capital.