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Daughter-in-law of singer Plácido Domingo reveals Scientology secrets

A former Scientology member who was considered royalty within the church has told of her unrivaled access to the group's celebrities, including Tom Cruise, John Travolta and even Jada Pinkett Smith. Sam Domingo is the daughter-in-law of the world's most famous opera singer, Plácido Domingo, and during her 22 years in the Church, rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous at the International Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles.

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Scientologist was forced to have two abortions, was told sexual assault she suffered was HER fault and finally escaped with a stranger she met on Reddit

Scientology is a 'prison of beliefs,' based on a 'toxic world view' in which pregnant Sea-Org members are isolated, punished and pushed into having abortions and victims of sexual assault are blamed for their suffering. These are just some of the claims made today by a former member of Scientology's elite 'clergy' the Sea Org who fled the church just four months ago. In an exclusive interview, Bree Mood, 27, has told how she was indoctrinated into the church at the age of seven

Brad Pitt's Hurricane Katrina homes are rotting, leaking and caving in

Walking around New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood, people are still angry at the impact of Hurricane Katrina and how unprepared the city was for the massive storm nearly 13 years on. But now some of their wrath is directed at Brad Pitt and his charity Make It Right. After the levees of the city's industrial canal were breached, the Lower Ninth Ward of predominantly black and low-income families was decimated by the floods, with most houses swept away or left in ruins.

The Ghost House of Sussex: £40MILLION mansion left to rot for 33 years by notorious slum landlord Nicholas van Hoogstraten - a friend of Robert Mugabe

A £40 million mansion home left to rot for 33 years by a friend of Robert Mugabe remains dilapidated two years after he slammed 'peasants' who complained about its condition. The Hamilton Palace property and grounds is set amidst rows of lush trees and resplendent greenery, and but has been dubbed the Ghost House of Sussex by disgruntled locals. Notorious slum landlord Nicholas van Hoogstraten - who is a personal friend of ex-Zimbabwean despot Robert Mugabe - has been building the £40 million

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Scientologist claims church leader David Miscavige forbade women to serve Tom Cruise because 'he's so good looking you'll end up falling in love'

A former member of the Church of Scientology has claimed she was forced to work under 'horrific conditions' while catering to church leader David Miscavige and Tom Cruise. Valeska Paris, 40, was a messenger at the church's headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, where she says she got a rare glimpse into the lives of high level Scientologists including Miscavige, the chairman of the board (COB) and his now reclusive wife, Shelly. There, she was tasked with ironing Miscavige's clothes, making his coffee, and cleaning the bedrooms of other elite members.

Two years since worst ever ship-breaking incident, why are workers still dying in world's most dangerous job?

“I’VE seen two workers get killed and three injured by a piece of iron on a ship,” says Muhammed, who has worked for 10 years at the world’s most dangerous shipyard, Gadani, in the Pakistani province of Balochistan. “The workers weren’t aware of the dangling iron, as they were resting after doing some hard work in the yard, and all of a sudden that piece smashed into them.”

Scientology guard reveals rivalry between Tom Cruise and John Travolta

A former security guard for the Church of Scientology has revealed the behind-the-scenes rivalry between the church's most high-profile members and how he was allegedly brutally punished for speaking to them. Working at its global headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, Brendan Tighe, 37, had an unrivaled view of 'Scientology VIPs' Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta. A Scientologist for 30 years, he has given DailyMail.com his experiences and observations about the celebrity culture within the Church

Brother of 'The Co-Ed' serial killer Edmund Kemper breaks 40 year family silence

David Weber didn't celebrate when he was told that his half-brother Edmund Kemper had been denied parole last month. He just breathed a sigh of relief. For over 40 years, Kemper's relatives have been living in fear that one of America's most notorious serial killers might be released from prison and come after them. Speaking publicly for the first time, David Weber - a name he uses to protect his identity - tells DailyMail.com: 'He has this control over the family, and there's still anger over

Are Asia’s sweatshops a thing of the past?

Asian garment factories are struggling to keep up with the relentless global appetite for cheap clothes, but Tuomo Poutiainen is convinced that sweatshops will soon be a thing of the past. “In 10 years, the time of sweatshops will be over,” says Poutiainen, a United Nations expert on the industry. “There is so much attention and visibility on this subject. Transparency means there’s no space for sweatshops and substandard conditions, there’s plenty of eyes to report them. Twenty years ago it was easy to hide in these situations.”

Scientology's never-before-seen secret bases revealed

The last of Scientology's top-secret bases have been revealed to be located in an eerie Northern California outpost, a deserted Midwest ranch, and the former home of late Dallas star Larry Hagman. The controversial church’s real estate arm purchased the party animal actor's Ojai home in 2014 for $5 million. The 43 acres of land, with an estate that boasted nine-bedrooms, ten bathrooms, and an outdoor pool, now stands as a $30,000-a-month rehab facility for the stars.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Meghan Markle's first boyfriend grew up to be a famous rapper who stars on TV with James Corden!

The first boy kissed by Meghan Markle grew up to be a famous rapper who stars on TV with James Corden, MailOnline can reveal. In a little-known interview with chat show host Larry King the former Suits star told how she had smooched with her first crush Joshua Silverstein when she was a starry-eyed teenager. 'Joshua Silverstein. I was 13, it was a summer camp and I kissed him!' Meghan recalled.

South Korea’s ‘Smart City’: not quite smart enough?

LOOKING wistfully around at the surroundings, a strange mix of marshland and random high-rise buildings, Shim Jong-rae shakes his head, echoing the sentiment of many residents: “It’s a ghost town.” For more than a decade, urban planners have been studying the construction of Songdo, South Korea, the world’s first Smart City. Built within 25 miles of Seoul, it was to be the antithesis of the suffocating, overpopulated capital. A new way of thinking for more than 300,000 residents, spread out over 600 hectares of reclaimed land from the Yellow Sea.
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