Rescue officials say "many" people have died after an avalanche hit a hotel in central Italy, partially collapsing the roof.
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'.
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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.
Peter Hannam The world's major meteorological agencies have declared 2016 to the hottest year on record - making it three new highs in as many years - as increases in greenhouse gases drove global warming.
Heath Aston Peter Stephenson has become the first member of the scandal-plagued state council to bow to pressure and stand aside.
Michael Koziol "I have taken out insurance just to not encourage anymore fights. I have amended my signature!"
Michael Koziol Immigration Minister also backs the wearing of Islamic dress in public.