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Melbourne Express: July 14, 2014

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In case you missed the paper yesterday, here's a selection of our cartoonists' work...

And we're wrapping up Melbourne Express for another day, we'll be back here tomorrow morning from 6am. Congrats to all our winners of the Miranda Otto tickets - we'll be in touch via email shortly. Cheers.

Well we didn't get to see much of the supermoon here in Melbourne, but around the world...

Last chance for the Miranda Otto tickets for tomorrow night - we have two doubles left. Next two emails to aholland@theage.com.au gets them!

Miranda Otto - see her in person.
Miranda Otto - see her in person. 

A tale of two cities...

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From our national desk, the Abbott government will try again this week to get its carbon tax repeal bill through the Senate after brokering a deal with crossbench senators concerned about the Palmer United Party amendments. Crossbench senator Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann will be interviewed this morning on Radio National about the carbon tax repeal.

In other news, Rupert Murdoch says climate change should be treated with "much scepticism" and that we should not be building windmills and "all that rubbish". He's also described Tony Abbott as "an admirable, honest, principled man and somebody that we really need as Prime Minister who we can all look up to and admire".

Rupert Murdoch, climate sceptic.
Rupert Murdoch, climate sceptic. Photo: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Some more World Cup reaction...

Today's horoscopes...

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Updating the weather and there's some drizzle around, with a cloudy day ahead. It's currently 5 degrees and we're heading for a max of 14. FULL DETAILS

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In case you missed it (!) Germany has won the World Cup. 

Last chance to win - we have six double passes to attend a screening and Q&A with the actor Miranda Otto at her film Reaching for the Moon, tomorrow night at Palace Kino Cinemas at 6.15pm. For a chance to win, just email Angus at aholland@theage.com.au and we’ll announce the winners before 9am. 

Miranda Otto: see her in person tomorrow.
Miranda Otto: see her in person tomorrow. 

We speak more languages in Melbourne than there are countries in the world. FULL STORY

Multilingual Melbourne...
Multilingual Melbourne... 
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The search has begun again this morning for the two snowboarders missing on Mt Bogong. There have been reports of avalances in the area, and it was minus 4 degrees overnight. 

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Delays now on the Monash following a collision near Yarra Boulevard... 

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"Relief". Jubilant Germans in Melbourne are celebrating with arms aloft as they sing "super Deutschland, ole, ole, ole" at the Hophaus restaurant and bar in Southbank, Deborah Gough reports. After a tense game grandfather Henry Betschel, of Lower Templestowe, had just one word for it: "Relief."

Scenes of jubilation at Melbourne's Hophaus...
Scenes of jubilation at Melbourne's Hophaus... 
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Two lanes are closed on CityLink near Toorak Road because of a crash. Take care passing through... 

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Minor delays now on the Werribee line "due to V/Line information display issues".

TODAY’S GIVEAWAY – we have  six  double passes to attend a screening and Q&A with the actor Miranda Otto at her film Reaching for the Moon, tomorrow night at Palace Kino Cinemas at 6.15pm.  Check out the trailer here. For a chance to win, just email Angus at aholland@theage.com.au and we’ll announce the winners before 9am. 

Miranda Otto and Gloria Pires in Reaching for the Moon.
Miranda Otto and Gloria Pires in Reaching for the Moon. 

Tomorrow night, Chris Cheney, Phil Jamieson, Tim Rogers and Josh Pyke, backed by a 17-piece orchestra, play the Beatles’ White Album. At the Arts Centre, tickets start at $89.  

Come together: (from left) Chris Cheney, Tim Rogers, Josh Pyke and Phil Jamieson are bringing their tribute to the ...
Come together: (from left) Chris Cheney, Tim Rogers, Josh Pyke and Phil Jamieson are bringing their tribute to the Beatles' "white album" to the Arts Centre. 
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