LOS ANGELES - Australian Cate Blanchett won her second Oscar on Sunday for her role as a socialite who suffers a breakdown in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." | Video
SEOUL - North Korea freed a Australian missionary who had been jailed for promoting Christianity on Monday, releasing a picture of a handwritten confession by the elderly man who was arrested last month.
SEOUL - North Korea on Friday condemned an Australian judge who led a U.N. investigation that concluded that North Korean security chiefs and possibly its leader should face justice for torture and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities.
PHNOM PENH - Australia asked Cambodia, one of Asia's poorest countries, on Saturday to take in asylum seekers detained while trying to reach the Australian coast and Cambodia said it would think about it.
SYDNEY - An investigation into deadly clashes this week at an immigration detention center in Papua New Guinea will examine possible misconduct by private security contractors, Australia's immigration minister said on Friday.
BEIJING - Prosecutors in central China on Thursday charged the former chairman of Hanlong Mining, which had tried to take over Australia's Sundance Resources Ltd, with murder, gun-running and other crimes as part of a "mafia-style" gang.
SYDNEY - Voters in Western Australia are headed for a rerun of last year's federal Senate race, after the High Court on Thursday voided the election over 1,370 ballots that disappeared during a recount of the tight contest.
SEOUL - An Australian man has been arrested while doing missionary work in North Korea, his wife told Reuters on Wednesday, making him the second foreign Christian missionary to be held by the North.
SYDNEY - An asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 injured in the second riot this week at a detention center in Papua New Guinea, Australia's immigration minister said on Tuesday.
SYDNEY - An Australian review into violations of Indonesian territory by its navy released on Wednesday has cleared government policy of blame for the incursions, which contributed to a sharp deterioration in relations between the neighbors.
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam - Search and rescue planes scoured waters off the southern tip of Vietnam on Monday, searching for any trace of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner 48 hours after it vanished from radar screens with 239 people on board. | Video
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."