The highly critical film has won over audiences – but what is Scientology and why is it so controversial?
Study highlights a religious gender divide and reveals that Muslims have the 'strongest' faith in the UK
Divorced dad risks jail sentence if he fails to take his children to Catholic mass at Christmas
US gained access to North Korean networks in 2010, leaving Obama in 'no doubt' about Sony attackers
Historic move marks the end of centuries of male leadership in the Church, but opinion remains divided
Meanwhile, political leaders are increasingly using 'hate speech' against the non-religious worldwide
Historic vote is a positive step towards equality and 'changing the culture of the church', say campaigners
Muslims begin Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of Hajj and a man's willingness to sacrifice his son to God
Described as a 'plague on humankind', members of the sect are going on trial for a brutal murder
A month of fasting comes to an end with prayers, food, gifts – and not a little confusion over dates
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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