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S. Africa's right still fears post-Mandela apocalypse
S. Africa's right still fears post-Mandela apocalypse

In South Africa, right-wing prophesies that Nelson Mandela's death will be followed by a racial apocalypse refuse to be quashed by events.

S. Africa's right still fears post-Mandela apocalypse
Amazingly, world survives Maya 'apocalypse'
Amazingly, world survives Maya 'apocalypse'

A global day of lighthearted doom-themed celebration and superstitious scare-mongering culminated Friday at the temples of the Mayan people, whose calendar sparked fears of apocalypse.

Amazingly, world survives Maya 'apocalypse'
Media outnumber doomsayers in Turkish 'apocalypse haven'
Media outnumber doomsayers in Turkish 'apocalypse haven'

As the village of Sirince waited for what some say is an apocalypse from which the tiny Turkish hamlet will be spared, its streets were teeming not with doomsayers but a hoard of disappointed journalists.

Media outnumber doomsayers in Turkish 'apocalypse haven'
More doomsday sect arrests in China
More doomsday sect arrests in China

China has detained more than 100 further members of a Christian sect accused of predicting doomsday, state media said Friday, taking the total held beyond 1,000 as officials denied cold weather was apocalypse-related.

More doomsday sect arrests in China
Earthlings head to nearest bunker, or bar, at 'world's end'
Earthlings head to nearest bunker, or bar, at 'world's end'

Diehard doomsayers will be scurrying to the nearest shelter in fear of a Mayan prophecy of the world's end Friday, but many more from Delhi to Sydney will ring in the date by partying like there's no tomorrow.

Earthlings head to nearest bunker, or bar, at 'world's end'
End of the world: Gangnam Style?
End of the world: Gangnam Style?

If the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are about to descend on Earth, it seems one might be riding in from South Korea on an invisible steed to the tune of "Gangnam Style".

End of the world: Gangnam Style?
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Kazakhstan scientists speak of doomsday

Kazakhstan biophysics and astrophysics commented predictions of the coming doomsday from the scientific point of view.

Kazakhstan scientists speak of doomsday
Many Americans see hint of Apocalypse in extreme weather
Many Americans see hint of Apocalypse in extreme weather

A third of Americans believe the intensity of recent natural disasters is linked to the Apocalypse described in the New Testament, according to a poll released Thursday.

Many Americans see hint of Apocalypse in extreme weather
The Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan sheikh Absattar Derbissali. ©REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan called citizens to put doomsday out of their heads

Rumors have been spreading that we will have to face an apocalypse. People are getting scared and stocking up on food. All this is a groundless lie: Mufti.

Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan called citizens to put doomsday out of their heads
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Apocalypse... but not as we know it

The End Of The World As We Know It -- TEOTWAWKI -- is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out.

Apocalypse... but not as we know it
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Popping corn to the end: the apocalypse on screen

Hands grip seats and shovel in popcorn as the bomb/asteroid/pandemic zeroes in: omens of Armageddon have yet to come true in the real world, but the apocalypse has a rich and varied track record on screen.

Popping corn to the end: the apocalypse on screen
December 21: End of Mayan calendar, or end of the world?
December 21: End of Mayan calendar, or end of the world?

Gonzalo Alvarez, who had just arrived in Cancun for two weeks of revelry linked to a major milestone in the Mayan calendar, seemed reasonably cheerful for a man about to swallowed up by the Apocalypse.

December 21: End of Mayan calendar, or end of the world?
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Kazakhstan residents preparing for doomsday

Many Kazakhstan citizens are concerned about the Mayan calendar’s ‘apocalyptic’ prediction that the world may end on December 21, 2012.

Kazakhstan residents preparing for doomsday

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