Toddler gives granddad a lift

Toddler drives a motorcycle

Vision has emerged of a two-year-old in China who was in control of a motorcycle while her grandfather sat behind her.

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    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray reached the French Open third round Thursday, setting up intriguing clashes with next generation Australians, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios. Top seed Djokovic survived a worrying injury scare before coasting to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Gilles Muller of Luxemburg. Djokovic will face 19-year-old Kokkinakis who saved three match points to beat fellow Australian Bernard Tomic 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 8-6.

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  • Vic lottery syndicate accused speaks out

    Gary Baron broke his silence on Thursday after 14 Geelong transport workers, his former colleagues, took the case to the Victorian Supreme Court. The syndicate games, 10 tickets totalling $520.35, were bought online on a separate day, Mr Baron says. "I have never cheated my workmates and I am disappointed that the matter has become so public and that my name, family and home have become so widely publicised," Mr Baron said in a statement.

  • Greece euro exit 'a possibility': IMF chief

    Greece's exit from the eurozone is a possibility but would not signify an end to the single currency, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said in a newspaper interview Thursday. "A Greek exit is a possibility," Lagarde told the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The IMF chief also rejected Athens' assertion that a deal with its creditors was imminent.

  • 'I was told I had weeks to live': Model's private health battle

    To Australia, Heather McCartney is the wild-at-heart model who danced naked in a skybox at the 2014 AFL grand final. A few months prior to the infamous show, Heather was told she’d be lucky to live a few more weeks. Heather was still working as a model during her diagnosis.

  • Kate Middleton set to return to royal duties at the request of The Queen

    Kate Middleton is set to return to royal duties at the request of The Queen. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly set to return to her royal duties six weeks after giving birth to daughter, Princess Charlotte. The 33-year-old royal - who gave birth to her second child on May 2 - is set to attend Queen Elizabeth's birthday parade on June 13, at the request of the 89-year-old monarch.

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  • Why the US is leading the charge against FIFA

    As the latest scandal involving FIFA unfolds, questions are being asked as to why it's the U.S. that has chosen to swoop on world soccer's governing body. A number of top FIFA officials were arrested on Wednesday morning at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), in relation to claims about corruption and racketeering spanning the last 24 years. Moments afterwards, the Swiss Attorney General announced it was also opening criminal proceedings, focusing on "criminal mismanagement and money laundering" in relation to the host country allocations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups in Qatar and Russia.

  • Dollar could be getting ready to roar

    With a potential Fed rate hike as a tailwind, the dollar rally looks set to resume and it could be powerful. Since last week, the dollar index has gained more than 2 percent. "I think the markets are rushing to get long dollars again, and I think the FX market is running ahead of rates again," said Vassili Serebriakov, BNP Paribas currency strategist.

  • Stars in Summer: Celebs Best Bikini Body Moments (37 photos)

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  • Gina Rinehart loses legal feud with kids

    Gina Rinehart used tactics bordering on intimidation and sought to wield her influential connections in the battle against her two eldest children over the multibillion-dollar family trust. With this in mind, he ordered control of the trust be handed over to her eldest daughter, Bianca Rinehart. "I have never seen such pressure exerted, so persistently, on a litigant, as has been apparent in this case," Justice Brereton said on Thursday in the Supreme Court.

  • Sharapova relishing latest shot at Stosur

    Undaunted ahead of the first big test of her French Open title defence, Maria Sharapova welcomes the "untraditional" threat that Samantha Stosur poses at Roland Garros. Boasting a 14-2 head-to-head record against Stosur, Sharapova was almost dismissive of the Australian's prospects after confirming a showcourt appointment with the former finalist on Friday. While it troubles most others on the surface, Stosur's deadly second-serve kicker slots beautifully into Sharapova's backhand hitting zone and the Russian feasted on the delivery in a final-set bagel in last year's 3-6 6-4 6-0 fourth-round meeting between the pair in Paris.

  • Woman missing for two weeks found alive in car, husband dead

    A woman who went missing two weeks ago after she and her husband set off for a Mother's Day gathering has been found alive in a remote area where the couple's car was stranded, although her husband did not survive, police said on Tuesday. Dianna Bedwell, 68, and her husband, Cecil "Paul" Knutson, 79, were last seen in their car leaving a San Diego-area casino on May 10, heading to the Palm Springs area to celebrate Mother's Day with Bedwell's family. Police said the couple appeared to have gotten lost in a remote area and their car became stuck on a rugged road after they tried to take a shortcut to Palm Springs.

  • Six-decade war secret unearthed

    For 60 years Albany man Lyall Wilkinson knew where his grandfather’s World War I medals were hiding – he had buried them deep into the soil underneath a jarrah tree on his family’s Cranbrook farm when he was seven. Mr Wilkinson, now 67, had found them when exploring as a young boy – they were sitting in a tin box inside a chest in the spare room – and as adventurous boys do, he decided he’d bury them as treasure. The medals belonged to Walter James Wilkinson, who enlisted for service at the Western Front in 1915 at age 44 and served for two years.

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  • Mystery of holes in Swiss cheese cracked after a century

    Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese. Experts from Agroscope, a state centre for agricultural research, said the phenomenon -- which marks famous Swiss cheeses such as Emmental and Appenzell -- was caused by tiny bits of hay present in the milk and not bacteria as previously thought. "It's the disappearance of the traditional bucket" used during milking that caused the difference, said Agroscope spokesman Regis Nyffeler, adding that bits of hay fell into it and then eventually caused the holes.

  • Syndicate of 10 strangers win Oz Lotto's $30m prize

    The man who picked the winning numbers in last night’s 30 million Lotto draw won’t win a cent. The West Australian Lotto kiosk manager said he chose the numbers because he noticed they hadn’t come up for a while – but then sold the ticket to a syndicate of 10 strangers. The first two syndicate members - a southern suburb's couple and a woman from Belmont - today came forward to claim their share of the prize.

  • Yelp Names its Top 100 Coffee Places in Australia

    Do you know where to latte? Photo: Thinkstock.Love your morning coffee but too scared to stray from your local cafe?You might be brave enough to frequent another venue now that Yelp has released its top 100 Places to Latte in Australia in 2015.RELATED

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  • This glitch lets you turn off anyone's iPhone

    An issue with Apple's latest iOS software allows users to send a specific string of characters via text to shut down an iPhone remotely. The message also affects the Apple (AAPL) Watch, if associated with the same device to which the code was sent

  • Bikies raids nab gang leaders

    Outlaw motorcycle gang leaders are among a dozen nomad bikies arrested in raids across Adelaide and in new south wales. Megan Roberts has the details.

  • Dying mother's final wish for daughter

    Athena Krueger’s dying wish was to celebrate her daughter's first birthday. The 33-year-old, from Minnesota, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time she fell pregnant. Athena and Ben with Amari shortly after she was born.

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  • Lena Dunham Strips Down to Her Lingerie

    Lena Dunham's latest Instagram photo aims to empower women. Photo: InstagramLena Dunham's latest saucy Instagram post is a celebration of freedom, according to the Girls star.The 29-year-old star shared a photo of herself wearing a lacy lingerie set,

  • Malthouse hits out after AFL sacking

    Mick Malthouse has taken aim at Carlton president Mark LoGiudice, two days after the Blues sacked him and ended his 31-year AFL coaching career. Malthouse has blasted LoGiudice for a media interview earlier this season where the Blues boss did not rule out captain Marc Murphy and reigning best and fairest winner Bryce Gibbs might be trade options at the end of this season. In his first extensive interview since being sacked, Malthouse also insisted on Fox Footy that he did not set out to fast-track the dismissal.