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Four people die and another is injured in a house fire in north Derbyshire.
Human Rights Watch condemns the sentencing of a Kuwaiti man to five years in prison for a comment he made on Twitter about Sunni-Shia theology.
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, receives the EU's Sakharov human rights prize in Strasbourg.
England are set to defend the Ashes against Australia in Brisbane, as Kevin Pietersen is hailed as England's best ever player.