Gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting investors see positives in lower fuel costs.
P.M. announced review into security checks on gunman.
The Pakistani city of Peshawar is burying its dead after a Taliban attack.
Tony Abbott has vowed to "sweat blood" to secure constitutional recognition for indigenous people.
Gross domestic product fell at annualized 1.6% from July to September, compared to forecasts of a 2.1% rise.
Asia-Pacific leaders have agreed to move towards a new free trade zone strongly backed by Beijing.
Nations' leaders meet for formal talks in first time in two years.
The N. Korean leader had not been seen in public for nearly 6 weeks.
Found guilty of negligence in 2010 crash that killed 44.
Police commissioner says officer made right call in commencing raid.
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