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Passengers likely off measles-hit ship this week: Curacao official

Passengers confined to a Church of Scientology cruise ship after a crew member came down with measles could be permitted to disembark in Curacao as early as Tuesday, health authorities said.

Curacao vows to stop measles spreading from Scientology ship

The Dutch territory of Curacao said Saturday it would do what was needed to prevent measles spreading from a Scientology cruise ship, after a crew member came down with the disease.The Freewinds, which left the Caribbean island of St.

Russian security forces raid Scientology church

Sanktpeterburg - Russia's security service on Tuesday raided the Church of Scientology's branch in Saint Petersburg as part of a probe into fomenting hatred, illegal entrepreneurship and organising an extremist group.

Belgian court rejects case against Scientology

Brussels - A Belgian court on Friday threw out charges that could have seen Church of Scientology banned as a "criminal enterprise", after a judge said the defendants were targeted because of their religion.

Scientology to learn fate in Belgium

Brussels - A judge will on Friday deliver his verdict on whether the Belgian branch of the controversial Church of Scientology should be banned over fraud and extortion allegations.

Belgian Scientologists deny fraud, extortion charges

Brussels - A courtroom in Belgium heard final arguments on Friday in the trial of the Belgian branch of the controversial Church of Scientology over fraud and extortion allegations it vehemently denies.

Russian court bans Church of Scientology in Moscow

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday banned the activities of the Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology, in the latest round in a long-running battle between the Russian authorities and the US-based organisation, Russian news agencies reported.

Belgian Scientologists go on trial for fraud, extortion

Brussels - The Belgian branch of the controversial Church of Scientology went on trial Monday facing a possible ban for fraud and extortion, charges it claims are meant to blacken its reputation.

Church of Scientology creates Twitter account to battle HBO doc

HBO's explosive new documentary about the Church of Scientology, based on Lawrence Wright's best selling book "Going Clear," premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to much buzz.

Pilots of 3 airline jets reported UFOs over UK's Scientology HQ

According to a report by the UK Airprox Board that monitors reports of air traffic safety violations, pilots on three separate passenger flights reported they saw two UFOs hovering above UK's Scientology headquarters in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Book reveals Scientology's relationship with Hollywood elite

A new book revealing the inner workings of the Church of Scientology and its relationship with Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise, is set to be released later this month.

'Alien space cathedral' found in New Mexico

Las Vegas - Author and BBC reporter, John Sweeney, has claimed to have found evidence of an “alien space cathedral” built by the Church of Scientology.

Belgium: Church of Scientology charged as 'criminal organization'

Brussels - After an investigation spanning fifteen years, Belgian federal prosecutors have decided to prosecute the Church of Scientology and its leaders as a criminal organization, according to Belgian media reports.

'Resident Evil' wins but 'The Master' is all the rage

No matter what the spin will be as to whether audiences found their way back to theaters this weekend or that it is bouncing back, "The Master" shouldn't be overlooked.

Review: The Master a fascinating probe into cult leaders, Scientology Special

Toronto - Just give The Master all the Oscars already and save us some time. Paul Thomas Anderson's first film since There Will Be Blood provides an extraordinary glimpse into how a man can easily be swayed by a cult leader, a film both tragic and philosophical.

Op-Ed: Scientology in sharp decline as new religions arise in Australia

Sydney - One of the unknown joys of being a middle class country is that you can take religions or leave them. People prepared to call themselves Scientologists totalled 2163 in the current census. 60,000+ call themselves Jedis.

Russia bans Scientology

Last week a Moscow regional court ruled that the Church of Scientology is nothing more than an extremist cult and should be banned.

Petition to White House on Scientology receives enough signatures

A petition to the White House, created on September 24, 2011, calling for an investigation into the Church of Scientology for "crime, fraud and abuses" has received enough signatures for the White House to consider it.

Church of Scientology set to open The Super Power Building

Clearwater - The grand opening of the Church of Scientology's brand new The Super Power Building is expected very soon. The 12-storey building, which took more than 13 years to build, and cost about $90 million, is located in Clearwater, Florida.

Scientology being sued for $1m in US test case

A married couple bringing a lawsuit against the controversial Church of Scientology in the United States – which numbers Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its ranks – have alleged they were treated like slaves.

Baptists, Scientologists Accused of Trying to Buy Souls in Haiti

Are religious groups going to Haiti to help feed, clothe and bring medical care or is their primary purpose to "buy souls." Some accuse Baptists and Scientologists of interfering with real aid efforts in their efforts to get converts.

Op-Ed: John Travolta flies to Haiti with Aid, Doctors, Scientologists

The earthquake has brought many celebrities and others alike to do what they can to help the Haitians deal with their crisis, but now the Scientologists have seen this as an opportunity to recruit more followers in a country that needs aid, not cults.

Scientology Says Senator's Actions Politically Motivated

In a statement to the media, Church of Scientology Australia President, Rev Vicki Dunstan has said that allegations of abuse and criminality made by Senator Nick Xenophon were “to forward his own political aspirations”.

Australian Senator Alleges Scientology Is 'Two-Faced'

Australian federal Senator Nick Xenophon (IND) has alleged that there is a “worldwide pattern of abuse and criminality” in the Church of Scientology.

Can Marijuana Lead You to God?

The different views of marijuana can be overwhelming. One side believes pot is the key to enlightenment, the other the gateway to man’s ruination. But what’s the truth about pot, faith and damnation, and how do we sort things out in cyberspace?

St. Petersburg Times Completes Series on Scientology Abuses

The St. Petersburg Times recently finished a 3-part series on the Church of Scientology in Florida. In their investigation of the death of a Scientologist, Lisa McPherson, the paper reports allegations of cover-ups and abuse concerning that death.

Op-Ed: Google, Adsense and Scientology: The Unholy Trinity?

The Internet has recently been seeing a massive advertising campaign by the Church of Scientology. It has been noticed by many Internet users and efforts to find out more about it from Google and Adsense have resulted in some rather surprising results.

French Prosecutor asks for dissolution of Scientology in France

In an unprecedented move that has taken France and Scientologists completely by surprise, the Scientology trial has taken a new turn, and the severity of the sentences being demanded is leading commentators to envision the end of Scientology in France.

Op-Ed: Inside Scientology's 'Stress Test'

Some ordinary-looking, smiling people sit at small, folding tables. A sign screams out, “FREE STRESS TEST.” What could go wrong?

Latest news from The French Scientology Trial

The Church of Scientology is on trial in Paris for organised fraud. Six individuals and two organisations have been charged and if they are found guilty the Church may well have to wind up some or all of its activities in France.
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