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Scientologists have launched a landmark legal bid to overturn marriage laws in England and Wales. Followers of the controversial new religion believe it is unfair that Protestants, Catholics, Quakers, Jews and Non-Conformists are allowed to have state sanctioned marriages in their religious buildings whilst other faiths are not.
The shadow of poverty looms in Ed Miliband's conference speech; Boris scores an own goal on World Cup '66, and an apology to the Church of Scientology
The conservative MP Louise Mensch has contacted police over claims that computer hackers made online threats to her children.
Film-maker causes furore with magazine allegations about secret FBI 'investigation'
A former member threatens to disclose the inner workings of the organisation to which he was 'persuaded to give substantial sums'
Church fined and ordered to advertise findings from trial around the world
A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than €600,000 ($900,000) today but stopped short of banning the group as prosecutors had demanded.
Haggis fires parting shot at 'hate-filled and bigoted' church
More bad news for Derek Draper, as it emerges that his new, post-Smeargate infamy has done little to boost his box office earning potential. Early reports from the Hay festival suggest that the controversial blogger's question-and-answer session is proving a difficult act to sell.
John Duignan, 45
When Ian Halperin went undercover to investigate the lives of struggling actors in Hollywood, he soon found himself in a world of 'E-meter'-wielding Scientologists...
As with so many exiles, his name tells a tale. The American science-fiction writer and editor Algis Budrys was born Algirdas Jonas Budrys in Königsberg in East Prussia, to a family which identified itself as Lithuanian rather than German. But his father, Jonas, who had been intimately involved in the troubled political and military history of Lithuania, was sent with his family in 1936 to New York, where he served as Consul-General for Lithuania while it existed, and subsequently on behalf of the Lithuanian government-in-exile. One consequence of this was that, for several decades after 1945, his son was stateless.