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5-year-old is tower fire's youngest victim

A five-year-old boy has been identified by police as the youngest victim so far of the fire which engulfed a London tower block two weeks ago, killing at least 79 people.

Campaign encourages more to move to Qld

Already spruiked as being 'beautiful one day and perfect the next', the sunshine state is now trying to entice its southern neighbours to move north of the border.

Vic's $1.4b win for federal rail cash

Victoria has won its $1.4 billion spat with Canberra over its reward for selling the Port of Melbourne lease, with money now flowing to regional rail upgrades.

Miranda Kerr hands jewels to US agents

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has handed over $US8.1 million ($A10.7 million) worth of jewellery from her Los Angeles deposit box to US government agents.

We're getting older and shunning religion

Australians are getting older, are less likely to be religious and for the first time in the nation's history, those who hail from overseas are more likely to come from Asia than Europe.

Depp is narcissistic, habitual liar: court

Johnny Depp's former business managers have portrayed the Hollywood star as a wild spender and point to his Australian controversy with dogs Pistol and Boo as "part of his pattern of habitually lying to the public and public authorities".

Facebook, Twitter team up to fight terror

Four of the world's biggest tech companies - Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube - have teamed up to form a new coalition to make their services "hostile to terrorists and violent extremists.