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And just before we go, a reminder for commuters on the Ballarat line to check for delays throughout the day - vandals cut cables at Rockbank causing hour-long delays and coach replacements this morning. Check the V/Line Twitter feed for updates... 

A pedestrian is involved in a crash at Southbank on St Kilda Road. An ambulance is on the way...

Route 11 and 112 trams should be back to normal shortly after a disruption on Brunswick Street...

Don't forget your brolly...

And the rain has arrived...

And the rain has arrived...

Boom gates are stuck down in Seaford on Seaford Road near Railway Parade. Avoid the area if you can...

Flights are now resuming out of the Qantas terminal, the airline has just announced... 

Flights are being delayed out of the Qantas terminal at Melbourne Airport due to a power outage. We're hearing flights are still landing but outgoing flights are grounded while they fix the problem.

Qantas has confirmed there's been a power outage at their domestic terminal at Melbourne Airport. We're checking now if it will delay flights. 

A man was injured in a "Full Moon" parachute jump on Friday night, 3AW has confirmed. Ambulance Victoria say they received a call around 8pm on Friday night to an address in Koo Wee Rup, where a man aged in 30s had been involved in parachuting accident. It appears he landed heavily on his hip and shoulder and was dragged along the ground. He was taken to the Alfred Hospital by road in a stable condition.

Updating the headlines and there's more on the shocking images that were Tweeted after mass executions in Iraq; Jamie Oliver has publicly backed the vegetable growers in dispute with Woolworths. There's the wealth divide is growing in Australia; the Bombers deny their troubles are to blame for the weekend's loss; the church fighting an apartment developmentVictorian bikie gangs are recruiting; and good news for hospitals in the western suburbs.

Weighing in: Jamie Oliver speaks in support of vegetable growers.

Weighing in: Jamie Oliver speaks in support of vegetable growers.

We're hearing there are power outages at Melbourne Airport... 

The State Goverment has just announced there will be full mobile coverage in the City Loop by the end of the year... but only 3G for some reason. 

Major delays now on the Monash INBOUND after a breakdown near the Punt Road overpass...

Today's horoscopes...

Highlights from France's victory over Honduras this morning...

Karim Benzema of France  celebrates scoring his team's third goal with teammate Mamadou Sakho. Click for more photos

World Cup 2014: France v Honduras match highlights

Karim Benzema of France celebrates scoring his team's third goal with teammate Mamadou Sakho. Photo: Getty Images

In case you missed it - major delays on the Ballarat line this morning due to vandalism at Rockbank. Some trains heavily delayed, others replaced by coaches... 

Nice work...

Just announced: Miley Cyrus will play at Rod Laver on October 10... 

Bringing her "Bangerz" tour downunder: Miley Cyrus.

Bringing her "Bangerz" tour downunder: Miley Cyrus. Photo: Getty Images

Minor delays now on the Frankston line due to a track equipment fault at Seaford... 

Is that honey on your porridge really honey? This brand, for one, may be something else entirely... 

Is it actually honey?

Is it actually honey? Photo: Danie Sprague

And in other World Cup news - congrats to the Kookaburras, who've beaten the Netherlands to win the hockey World Cup.

The Kookaburras lift the hockey World Cup in the Hague on Sunday.

The Kookaburras lift the hockey World Cup in the Hague on Sunday. Photo: Patrick Post

Great story today from The Age's Michael Gordon on Ali Nesha, the 99-year-old asylum seeker. 

Making history: Ali Nesha arrived at Christmas Island in May last year at 98 years old.

Making history: Ali Nesha arrived at Christmas Island in May last year at 98 years old. Photo: Paul Jeffers

Little-known fact: supermodel Kate Upton was raised in Melbourne! (Melbourne, Florida.)

Kate Upton.

Kate Upton. Photo: Supplied

Updating the World Cup results - Switzerland beat Ecuador 2-1 and France beat Honduras 3-0. Next up this morning, Argentina play Bosnia-Herzegovina. 

"40 to 45 years in the workforce, that's plenty". Will you still be working aged 70?

65 year old Ante 'Jambo' Govic will be forced to keep working until 70 under government plans to extend the retirement age.

65 year old Ante 'Jambo' Govic will be forced to keep working until 70 under government plans to extend the retirement age. Photo: Paul Jeffers

Today's top images from around the world, chosen by photo editor Nicky Catley...

A participant runs in high-heels as she competes in the Stiletto Run in Bucharest June 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters Click for more photos

Picture Editor's Choice, 16th June, 2014

A participant runs in high-heels as she competes in the Stiletto Run in Bucharest June 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters

  • A participant runs in high-heels as she competes in the Stiletto Run in Bucharest June 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters
  • Iraqi children play on the guideline of a tent set-up in a temporary camp, set up to house civilians fleeing violence, in Iraq's northern Nineveh province, in Aski kalak, 40 kms west of the Kurdish autonomous region's capital Arbil, on June 14, 2014. Photo by AFP
  • Costa Ricans celebrate while watching their victory over Uruguay at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacaban Beach on June 14, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Getty Images
  • A police officer controls traffic during a protest of nude cyclists in Mexico City, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Photo by AP
  • An Egyptian woman walks past a vehicle carrying anti-riot police officers deployed to secure a protest against sexual harassment in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Photo by AP
  • A worker prepares the pitch of the Beira-Rio stadium before Sunday's match between France and Honduras in Porto Alegre June 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters
  • A man ties his shoe lace before the start at the traditional "Fiesta del Senor del Gran Poder" or "The Feast of the Lord of Great Power" in La Paz, Bolivia, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Photo by AP
  • Families arrive at a Kurdish checkpoint next to a temporary displacement camp on June 14, 2014 in Kalak, Iraq. Photo by Getty Images
  • Families arrive at a Kurdish checkpoint next to a temporary displacement camp on June 14, 2014 in Kalak, Iraq. Photo by Getty Images
  • Men show their fingers after the ink-stained part of their fingers were cut off by the Taliban after they took part in the presidential election, in Herat province June 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters
  • Palestinians carry the body of seven-year-old boy Ali Al-Awor during his funeral in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip June 14, 2014. The boy died on Saturday from a wound he suffered in an Israeli air strike on Wednesday, Palestinian medics said. Photo by Reuters
  • Bolivian indigenous people from Chiquitania region attend the welcoming ceremony for delegates of the G77+ China Summit, at Tahuichi Aguilera Stadium in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, June 14, 2014. Photo by Reuters
  • Guardsmen of the Scots Guards parade during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London June 14, 2014.  Photo by Reuters

"Australian women are still doing dramatically more housework than their boyfriends and husbands" - a new survey, via the University of Melbourne... 

Grab a brolly if you're heading out now - this is coming in from the south-west...

The radar at 7:11am...

The radar at 7:11am...

The perfect hangover cure - the $14 brekkie burger at St Rose in Essendon

The brekkie burger: free-range egg, cheddar, spinach, bacon and hollandaise on a brioche bun and a hash brown on the side.

The brekkie burger: free-range egg, cheddar, spinach, bacon and hollandaise on a brioche bun and a hash brown on the side. Photo: Ken Irwin

Updating the headlines and Jamie Oliver has publicly backed the vegetable growers in dispute with Woolworths. There's more on the shocking images that were Tweeted after mass executions in Iraq; the wealth divide is growing in Australia; the Bombers deny their troubles are to blame for the weekend's loss; the church fighting an apartment development; Victorian bikie gangs are recruiting; and good news for hospitals in the western suburbs.

Jake Carlisle spoils Cam Pedersen.

Jake Carlisle spoils Cam Pedersen. Photo: Pat Scala

Tram routes 96, 109 and 112 are back to normal after a broken down tram in Spencer Street clogged up the works. Expect delays as they get up to speed...

Our national desk reports that Prime Minister Tony Abbott returns from his overseas trip today as Parliament resumes and the wrangling over his budget measures continues, particularly with Clive Palmer. Also, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will be interviewed on Radio National after 7.30am.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott welcomed to Hawaii by US Admiral Sam Locklear.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott welcomed to Hawaii by US Admiral Sam Locklear. Photo: Andrew Meares

Updating today's weather and it's a cloudy day ahead with patches of rain about. We're looking at a top of 16 degrees. FULL WEATHER

Making headlines around the world, the Spiegel investigates Qatar’s World Cup dream and its exploited migrant workers; the Guardian leads with the horrific images of murdered soldiers in Iraq; the New York Times reports on civilians trying to bring back a lost space probe; Singapore’s Straits Times leads with a book that claims the disappearance of MH370 was “deliberate”; the Japan Times leads with the North Korea abduction issue; and the Daily Mail has photos Prince George kicking a soccer ball.

FFA CEO, David Gallop, says Australia will consider re-submitting a bid for the World Cup if Qatar is stripped of hosting rights.

FFA CEO, David Gallop, says Australia will consider re-submitting a bid for the World Cup if Qatar is stripped of hosting rights. Photo: Getty Images

The West Gate is slowly getting back to its normal grind following quite a severe crash earlier involving four cars, which brought inbound lanes to a total standstill. 

The jaffle (also known as a toastie, or a toasted sandwich whose edges have been miraculously sealed to prevent spillage of scalding hot contents) has returned. Here's 10 of Melbourne's best...

Dr Morse's corned beef with Swiss cheese and pickled red cabbage jaffle, with a side of cornichons. Click for more photos

Melbourne's best jaffles

Dr Morse's corned beef with Swiss cheese and pickled red cabbage jaffle, with a side of cornichons. Photo: Sofia Levin

  • Dr Morse's corned beef with Swiss cheese and pickled red cabbage jaffle, with a side of cornichons.
  • Dr Morse jaffle.
  • Tuck Shop Take Away's pulled pork jaffle.
  • Helter Skelter's dhal, spinach and banana chutney jaffle.
  • F.T. Tuckshop's cheeseburger jaffle.
  • Oscar Cooper's mac 'n' cheese with hot sauce.
  • Little Rose Cafe jaffle.
  • Little Rose Cafe's chilli beef jaffle with avocado and sour cream.
  • T-Roy Browns' sopressa salami, double smoked ham, dijonnaise and cheese jaffle on sourdough.
  • Ruby's sweet jaffle.
  • Grigons & Orr Corner Store's tinned Heinz spaghetti and tasty cheese jaffle.
  • Cafe Vue's duck egg and bacon jaffle.

A man has died following the gas explosion in Rochester yesterday, 3AW's Yvette Gray reports. Another man remains in a critical condition.

Just in - Casey Kasem, best known as the voice of Shaggy in Scooby Doo (Scooby's sidekick) has died, aged 82. 

Scooby and Shaggy...

Scooby and Shaggy...

Today's horoscopes...

The World Cup comes to Little Italy... 

Italian soccer fans watching the Italy vs England game at D.O.C restaurant on Lygon Street, Carlton. Click for more photos

World cup cheer in Lygon Street

Italian soccer fans watching the Italy vs England game at D.O.C restaurant on Lygon Street, Carlton.

  • Italian soccer fans watching the Italy vs England game at D.O.C restaurant on Lygon Street, Carlton.
  • Italian soccer fans watching the Italy vs England game at D.O.C restaurant on Lygon Street, Carlton.
  • Italian soccer fans watching the Italy vs England game at D.O.C restaurant on Lygon Street, Carlton.
  • Italian soccer fans watching the Italy vs England game at D.O.C restaurant on Lygon Street, Carlton.
  • Italian soccer fans watching the Italy vs England game at D.O.C restaurant on Lygon Street, Carlton.
  • Italian soccer fans watching the Italy vs England game at D.O.C restaurant on Lygon Street, Carlton.
  • Tony Nicolini with his daughter Simona.

Expect delays on the Ballarat line today due to vandals cutting cables at Rockbank. V/Line's Bacchus Marsh, Wendouree services, etc, have been replaced by coaches. 

In finance, local stocks are expected to open lower due to a slump for iron ore. The dollar is buying 93.93 US cents. Gold is up, iron ore is at $US90.90 per metric tonne and oil is at $US112.46 per barrel. 

Try a new coffee spot this morning - here's our list of the 10 best in the city...

Hawthorn-based Axil now has a CBD presence. Click for more photos

Top coffee spots in the Melbourne CBD

Hawthorn-based Axil now has a CBD presence. Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen

Updating the West Gate delays and all lanes are open now after the earlier crash but the going is still predictably heavy. Caroline Zielinski who was caught in it reports there was a four car collision and paramedics were called. Paul Bentley from Ambulance Victoria says two people received minor injuries.

Jamie Oliver has publicly backed the vegetable growers in dispute with Woolworths. In other headlines, the wealth divide is growing in Australia; the church fighting an apartment development; Victorian bikie gangs are recruiting; and good news for hospitals in the western suburbs.

Front man: Jamie Oliver in the video.

Front man: Jamie Oliver in the video.

Delays on the West Gate Bridge following a crash INBOUND. Looked like a three-car collision. Traffic building back to Williamstown Road...

There's been a crash in Brooklyn on Geelong Road at Grieve Parade. Emergency services are on the way.

A cloudy day ahead with patches of rain about. We're looking at a top of 16 degrees. FULL WEATHER

Good morning and welcome back to Melbourne Express. We'll be bringing you live updates until 9am, with traffic, trains and trams, weather and breaking news around Melbourne. Please email Angus at aholland@theage.com.au if you have a news tip or a commuter alert - cheers!