Published:  12:03 AM, 11 October 2017

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Worldwide waffling (11.10.2017)

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has said American professional tennis player Serena Williams, who gave birth to a daughter in September, will return to Melbourne to defend her title in January. "Serena will be back," Tiley said. "We look forward to welcoming her and again go on that journey of breaking the all-time record for the most number of grand slams."  "Serena Williams back to chase record Australian Open purse". @TheNewDailyAu 

Former professional Australian rules footballer Angus Monfries has announced his retirement from the AFL after 211 games over 13 seasons. The 30-year-old forward's decision was not unexpected, after struggling to overcome injuries and playing only one senior game this season. The former Bomber also missed all of 2016 as a result of bans handed to 34 Essendon players over the 2012 doping saga. "I have had a wonderful opportunity to be a part of two great football clubs," Monfries said in a statement released by the club.  "It's gone at right angles!" @PAFC's Angus Monfries has retired and fans are remembering his miracle Showdown goal". @MomentsAU 

A Texas Tech University freshman is accused of shooting dead a campus police officer on Monday night after drugs were found in his room, a school official said. The suspect, 19-year-old Hollis Daniels, escaped after the shooting, sending the school in lockdown as police launched a manhunt in Lubbock, Texas, authorities said.  "The @TexasTech university lockdown has been lifted and the suspect is in custody". @TwitterMoments 

Fashion designer Donna Karan has come to the defense of film producer Harvey Weinstein by praising the movie mogul and saying women who dress sensually are asking for trouble. Weinstein's alleged conduct has been condemned by his friends Meryl Streep and Judi Dench, who called the claims "horrifying" and "inexcusable". He was fired by the board of the Weinstein Company on Sunday after it learned of new information about his behavior.  "Donna Karan just committed the greatest self-inflicted wound of 2017. Harvey Weinstein's vicitims were "asking for it?." @AngryPhotoDude

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