Sleepy French hamlet seen at threat from Apocalypse sects

By Reuters Staff
June 15, 2011

(Pic de Bugarach, 14 November 2007/Thierry Strub)

The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government sect watchdog over droves of visitors who believe it is the only place in the world that will survive a 2012 Apocalypse. A report by the watchdog, Miviludes, published Wednesday said the picturesque village near Carcassonne should be monitored in the run-up to December 21, 2012, when many believe the world will end according to an ancient Mayan prophecy.

Judgment Day forecaster points to new doomsday date

May 24, 2011

(Harold Camping during an interview at Family Stations Inc. offices in Oakland, California May 16, 2011/Reuters Television )

Camping’s Judgment Day a dud, believers baffled

By Reuters Staff
May 22, 2011

(Harold Camping, 89, the California evangelical broadcaster who predicted that Judgment Day would come on May 21, 2011, in an interview at his Family Stations Inc. offices in Oakland, California May 16, 2011/Reuters Television)

U.S evangelical predicting May 21 doomsday to watch it on TV

By Reuters Staff
May 20, 2011

(An American evangelical from the religious group Family Radio displays a doomsday placard on the streets in Manila May 13, 2011/Romeo Ranoco)

Manila shrugging off foreign prophets of May 21 doomsday

By Reuters Staff
May 12, 2011

(Detail of Michelangelo's Judgment Day fresco Christ the Judge, and the Virgin at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel)