Melbourne Express: July 3, 2014

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That's Melbourne Express for this morning, thanks for reading. See you bright and early at 6am tomorrow.

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Right across the road from Footscray station in Irving Street, Guerilla Espresso brings specialty coffee from Proud Mary and Allpress and a short, tasty menu (Dr Marty's crumpets, roast pork rolls, Reuben sandwiches) to the west's urban heart. Shop 228, Footscray Market, Footscray • 9995 4054

The magic figure for a good home entertainment system is about $700, writes Rod Easdown for our tech section.

Making headlines around the world, Der Spiegel reports radical Island’s push into German jails; the Guardian covers Tony Blair’s role in advising the new Egyptian regime; the NY Times looks at another revenge-killing in Jerusalem, this time of a Palestinian; Singapore’s Straits Times covers a dip in Singapore’s manufacturing index; China criticises Japan’s shift on defence policy – that’s in the Japan Times; and the Daily Mail covers the sentencing of six teenagers for a gang-related murder.

A masked Palestinian protester throws stones  during clashes in East Jerusalem.
A masked Palestinian protester throws stones during clashes in East Jerusalem. Photo: AFP
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The 8.25 Flinders Street to Williamstown is cancelled due to a train fault.

Will former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou be the next CEO of PR shop Undertow Media? He joined as a director on July 1, and Undertow just lost its CEO. More rumours in the CBD column.

And then there were four - after Nick Kyrgios's loss, only Djokovic, Raonic, Dimitrov and Federer are left. Is this the new big four of tennis, ponders our team at Wimbedon.

Let the speculation begin that cracks in the wall of dominance enjoyed by the group known as the Big Four of the men's game may have finally appeared during Wimbledon's second week.

Andy Murray lost in straight sets to the 11th seeded Grigor Dimitrov.
Andy Murray lost in straight sets to the 11th seeded Grigor Dimitrov. Photo: Getty Images
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Updating finance, local stocks are likely to open higher after American indexes rose on the back of new US jobs data. The dollar is buying 94.40 US cents, 96.08 Japanese yen, 69.12 Euro cents and 54.99 British pence. Iron up, gold flat, oil down: FULL DETAILS.

The Monty Python reunion show "makes a hefty withdrawal from the reputation bank", critics say.

Monty Python team begin swansong shows

The five remaining members of Monty Python start the first of their final ten performances at London's O2 Arena.

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We're not sure who's behind twitter account @shutterTRUNK but they've been quietly publishing beautiful photos of Melbourne...

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The 8.53 Lilydale to the city will originate in Ringwood after a train fault.

The best photos from Australia and around the world as chosen by our photo ed Simon O'Dwyer...

Can the blunt instrument of Brazil see off Colombia in the World Cup, asks Michael Lynch

All that game with the feisty Chileans did was raise more doubts about Brazil, leaving pundits and fans equally alike wondering whether they were actually good enough to win this coveted tournament on home soil.

Man of the hour: Neymar.
Man of the hour: Neymar. Photo: AFP
Customers politely asked to not bring guns into US Target stores.
Customers politely asked to not bring guns into US Target stores. 

American Target is "respectfully" asking customers to refrain from bringing guns into its stores. The company has published a blog post on its corporate website requesting customers respect its "family-friendly" environment. Read the FULL STORY here. 

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The 6.21 Route 903 bus Mordialloc-bound won't run due to a broken down bus.

Top of 16 in Melbourne today, with a pretty and temperate morning for commuters.

Neil McMahon on Red Symons

It's  been a year of milestones for Red Symons. There's the  professional landmark - it's 40 years since we clapped eyes on him in 1974 in his first public incarnation playing guitar in Skyhooks - and the personal one: the one-time enfant terrible of Oz rock has just turned 65. Yes, Australia - the bloke in the satin suit, cape and face make-up is officially a pensioner.

Red Symons: "Radio feels to me like it opens everything up."
Red Symons: "Radio feels to me like it opens everything up." 

Today's Odd Spot: A pit bull, normally known for its aggressive temperament, has been handed back to a dogs' home because of flatulence. One-year-old Misty was adopted from a South Carolina shelter but was returned because it "passed too much gas". But in a happy ending, a doggy-lover prepared to put up with the gas adopted Misty.

Police are still hunting for a man who sexually assaulted a 30-year-old woman in Noble Park on Monday.

The man attacked the woman about 9pm as she walked past a medical centre near the corner of Heatherton and Dunblane roads, a police spokeswoman said.

The attacker is described as being about 183 centimetres tall, aged in his early 20s and of Indian appearance.

Man wanted over Noble Park attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Noble Park on Monday evening.

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