A report into a $5 million Melbourne apartment building fire has found substandard cladding on the outside of the building helped the blaze spread.
Doctors and aid workers heading to Nepal have been forced to stop in India after aftershocks hit Kathmandu.
An Australian woman has died after an avalanche swept through Everest base camp.
A Melbourne man accused of murdering his former girlfriend tried to revive her, his father has told his trial.
A bureaucrat who oversaw an English welfare service while local children were being abused is leaving the Victorian public service.
Jetstar will increase flights and destinations at Avalon Airport, the Victorian government says.
Ex-Victorian Education Department financial management general manager Nino Napoli has been the first scalp claimed by anti-corruption hearings in Melbourne.
A man leaving a Melbourne outlaw motorcycle club has been caught with drugs and cash.
Wearing only lightweight clothing, a Japanese tourist who was lost in the Tasmanian wilderness survived snow and sleet before her rescue.
A man who fell 20 metres while abseiling in Victoria's high country has been taken to hospital after a chilly night on Mount Buffalo.
The chair of Victoria's parole board is retiring after reportedly offering legal advice to a controversial underworld figure on how to beat a casino ban.