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Aussie golfer's sex change rankles team

BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 29 -- Australian golfer Don "Dasher" Asher says he got along fine with his chums at a Brisbane golf club until he showed up in a dress.

People smuggling up down under

CanberraCANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 29 -- Smuggling of illegal immigrants is up in Australia this year, authorities say.

Peabody Energy enters into a sales pact for 62.5% stake in Baralaba Mine

Peabody Energy enters into a sales pact for 62.5% stake in Baralaba MinePeabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal company, has entered into a sales agreement for its 62.5 percent interest in the Baralaba Mine in Australia with Cockatoo Coal Limited.

BHP cites reasons for scrapping Rio bid

BHP Billiton Ltd.Global miner, BHP Billiton Ltd., facing its shareholders for t

BHP Billiton walks away from pursuit of Rio Tinto

Mining giant BHP Billiton abandoned its yearlong pursuit of acquiring its rival Rio Tinto on Tuesday, saying that the mega-merger would be too risky amid the turmoil in the financial markets and regulatory concerns in Europe.

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