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1K Arrested in China as 'Doomsday' Approaches

NASA gets hundreds of worried calls daily

(Newser) - With just hours left before the apparent end of the world, people are making final preparations—while others are squashing rumors of our imminent demise like there's no tomorrow. In China, that means arresting hundreds more members of a cult that claims the so-called Mayan doomsday is the real... More »

China Arrests 500 Over Mayan Apocalypse Rumors

Doomsday scenario cited as motive for school stabbing suspect

(Newser) - In the US, we mostly laugh off the Mayan-predicted apocalypse that will probably eradicate us all in a few days. But in China, it's serious business. Authorities there have now arrested more than 500 members of the banned Christian "Almighty God" cult for allegedly spreading doomsday prophesies, the... More »

'Apocalypse' Village to Media: You're the Problem

People in Bugarach can't wait for the 'end of the world' to end

(Newser) - A mysterious online rumor has brought immense fame to a village in France —but for locals and visitors the biggest annoyance seems to be reporters who keep asking about it, the Guardian reports. The sleepy village of Bugarach is known as the one place destined to survive the Mayan... More »

New Agers Head to 'Noah's Ark' to Dodge Doomsday

They await alien rescue beam in France

(Newser) - What to do when Doomsday approaches? Head for a modern-day Noah's Ark, obviously. New Agers are beginning to stream to the hilltop community of Bugarach in France to await a tele-transportation beam from an alien craft to save them from the apocalypse they believe has been predicted by the... More »

NASA Denies 2012 Apocalypse

Astronomer criticizes list of doomsday 'Mayan' predictions

(Newser) - The Earth will not be destroyed or burned or gravitationally warped on Dec. 12, 2012, according to a NASA scientist, Space.com reports. Despite claims that the Mayan calendar predicts our planetary demise next year, astronomer Don Yeomans says we can "sleep well on Dec. 21 of next year.... More »

2nd Mayan Tablet Linked to 2012 Apocalypse

But some experts say: Don't worry about it

(Newser) - The bad news is that Mayan ruins make not one but two apparent references to a possible apocalypse in 2012 . The good news—maybe—is that Mexican archeologists say not to worry about it. Experts have finally confirmed that a second suspected reference to 2012 was found at the Comalcalco... More »

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