Police in China have detained over 100 individuals for spreading rumors about the end of the world.
arrests were carried out across eight provinces and included several
members of a fringe Christian group called 'Almighty God'. Authorities
seized leaflets, books and DVDs designed to promote the idea that the
world is coming to an end on December 21st.
Among those arrested
were four doom-sayers who had been preaching through a loudspeaker to
people in the streets. Thirty-seven members of the 'Amighty God' group
were also picked up in northwest China's Qinghai province while four
more were detained in the Inner Mongolia region on suspicion of
swindling elderly people living in some of the country's remote