China Detains Doomsday Believers 

    This photo taken on November 24, 2012 shows the unfinished boat built by Lu Zhenhai, a man from Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, afraid that his home would be submerged in a doomsday flood in 2012. Lu said he was worried that the apocalypse would happen in 2012, so he decided to invest all his money, about 160,500 USD into building what he hopes will be his own indestructible ark. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    It’s the end of the world, and they really think they know it. More than 500 people were detained in China Tuesday for spreading rumors that the world is about to end. The doomsday enthusiasts reportedly belong to a fringe Christian group called Almighty God, and sometimes go by the name Eastern Lightning. Police seized pamphlets, video discs, books, and other materials as they made arrests across eight provinces. Famously, the group— labeled a cult by state media—also believes that Jesus reappeared as a woman in central China.

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