The Church of Scientology has drawn criticism from ex-members, human rights groups and world governments for many of its practices, including requiring members to pay large sums of money to advance in rank and tales of isolation and kidnapping. But what does science have to say about the church's central practices?
The Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes break up looks like it will be the divorce of the century. With rumors swirling that Tom's career and Scientology were the root of their problems, something more serious might be at work -- unlucky number 33.
The Cruise-Holmes divorce and John Travolta controversy are just the latest events to make headlines for the Church of Scientology.
Scientology is being cited as the problem in the Holmes-Cruise marriage. Are members of the church stalking Katie?
The United Nations cultural agency has added the legendary city of Timbuktu to a list of historically significant sites in danger as rebel factions skirmish in northern Mali.
The Court current consists of nine justices, six men and three women. By racial background, seven are white, one is black and one is Latino.
A German court ruling that said circumcision violates a child's fundamental right to bodily integrity has drawn criticism from members of the country's Jewish and Muslim communities, where the practice has historical and religious significance.
Regardless of whether you give credence to doomsday prophecies, there are some slightly credible scenarios in which the world will end -- either with a bang or with a whimper.
An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold. Does this Chinese proverb ring true in the case of Indians who invest in gold for a 'good time' tomorrow? Or is the craze for the yellow metal ruining the country's economy?
After allegations of racial profiling by Apple Inc. employees against Farsi-speaking customers at Apple stores, the company issued a statement Friday saying it doesn't discriminate against anyone, but it failed to address accusations of specific incidents at Atlanta-area stores.
The National Iranian American Council joined the Council of American-Islamic Relations in denouncing Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and asserted that Apple Store employees who have refused to sell iPads and other products to customers speaking Farsi, the language of Iran, have been clearly engaging in racial profiling.
The Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it's talking to Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) about an official response to reports employees have been refusing to sell iPads and products to customers speaking Farsi, the Iranian national language.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) stirred controversy following reports that employees of Apple stores have refused to sell products to customers overheard speaking Farsi, the language of Iran, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a statement Wednesday.
A couple of astonishing weapons ended the world?s most horrific conflict: atomic bombs. The significance of the resulting explosions cannot be overstated.
Caught in the middle of a bloody 15-month-long uprising are Syria's 2 million Christians, who are wary of leaving behind a repressive and totalitarian regime.
Two women legislators in Michigan were banned from speaking on the state House floor this week in opposition to an anti-abortion legislation. One believes it was because she is Jewish and said the word vagina; the other believes it was because she used the word vasectomy.
Though foreigners are now banned from traveling to the Tibet Autonomous Region, the Chinese name for Central Tibet, the Himalayan hinterland has experienced a boom in tourism thanks to Chinese visitors.
JetBlue is being sued by 10 passengers, claiming the airline was grossly negligent in allowing pilot Clayton Osbon, who had to be restrained after he burst through the cockpit screaming about religion and terrorism on a March 27 flight from New York to Las Vegas, to man the plane that day.
Though the hardworking actor has consistently been on the radar of theater and movie fans and critics throughout his nearly two decades of indie-leaning character work, the enigmatic Hoffman has rarely made headlines for anything beyond his unforgettable performances.
Opponents say the ballot initiative, up for a vote on Tuesday, could potentially exempt religious people and groups from discrimination laws in the name of their faith.
Charges of anti-Semitism have been leveled against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is his re-election campaign over state media content that brands opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski as a Zionist.
The world's biggest Muslim country may be headed toward more radicalism and less moderation after banning the American singer for performing in bra and panties.
Since the eruption of violence, 500 houses have been burned or razed in the region, while 5,000 people have become homeless.
Forget New York, Paris or Sydney. Take a closer look at the map, and you?ll find a whole host of overlooked cities just begging to be explored.
A statement from the wife of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been released online, praising the role of women in the Arab Spring uprisings that have toppled authoritarian governments throughout North Africa and the Middle East in the past year and a half.
Several travel agencies in China are reporting that foreigners have been banned from traveling to the Tibet Autonomous Region, the Chinese name for Central Tibet.
Meet Caiden Cowger, A 14-Year Old Conservative Talk Show Host Who Says 'Obama Is Making Kids Gay' [VIDEO]
Caiden Cowger, a 14-year-old conservative talk show host, is making news headlines with his most recent segment. During his latest broadcast, Cowger went on an anti-homosexual rant that suggested the homosexuality problem to be out of control in his home state of West Virginia.
Ulpana is a tiny Israeli settler outpost in the West Bank that has been making headlines after the Israeli Supreme Court said it had to be demolished.
Is Gabriel's Rapture' Sexier Than Fifty Shades Of Grey? Author Sylvain Reynard Says ?Seduction Begins With The Mind?
Sylvain Reynard's debut novel Gabriel's Inferno portrays the sultry encounters of a young graduate student, Julianne, and her enigmatic professor, Gabriel Emerson. The romance was hugely popular and fans of the book were eager for a follow up. Their hopes were met when Gabriel's Rapture was released last month. The alluring sequel, which begins in Florence, Italy, focuses on the repercussions of their forbidden love affair.
Few are familiar with the Cristero War that took place from 1926 to 1929 in Mexico. The brutal warfare began after persecuted Catholics refused to stop practicing their religion. An astounding 90,000 Mexicans were killed during the conflict -- including priests, nuns, and children. The film For Greater Glory, released Friday, shines a spotlight on this little-known but horrific piece of history.