Rescue officials say "many" people have died after an avalanche hit a hotel in central Italy, partially collapsing the roof.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle is set to propose a new bylaw that outlaws sleeping on the city's streets.
Benjamin Preiss, state political reporter The first large-scale solar plant to be built in Victoria will soon power Melbourne's tram network.
Richard Willingham, State Political Correspondent The multibillion Melbourne Metro rail project will boost the Australian economy the nation's top infrastructure advisers have declared, placing pressure on the Turnbull government to boost funding to Victorian major projects.
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Paul McGeough Just days before Donald Trump's swearing in as American president, a news report has revealed the remarkable breadth of a joint investigation by no less than six US intelligence agencies of claims that Russia helped the Trump campaign – and of the credibility the agencies attach to information that Trump dismisses as 'crap'.
Josh Gordon, Benjamin Preiss The owners of the soon-to-be closed Hazelwood power station have conceded the bill to rehabilitate the mine and demolish the ageing plant will run to almost three-quarters of a billion dollars.
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Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa An Australian man and a British former war correspondent arrested for possessing hashish in Bali last October are drug abusers who should be treated at a narcotics prison, the Denpasar District Court has been told.
Royce Millar and Josh Gordon Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Daniel Andrews are expected to join Alcoa executives in Portland Friday morning to announce the aluminium giant's continued operation in Victoria.