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Iraqi militants seize control of Kirkuk

Iraqi police clashed with Islamic militants south of the oil rich city of Kirkuk in an attempt to wrestle back control of the southern districts of

Iraqi police clashed with Islamic militants south of the oil rich city of Kirkuk in an attempt to wrestle back control of the southern districts of

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Bugarach's spell in the media spotlight ends

End of the worlders have celebrated what fortunately turned out to be a non-event. Most of those who gathered at Bugarach in France, which tradition

End of the worlders have celebrated what fortunately turned out to be a non-event. Most of those who gathered at Bugarach in France, which tradition

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In France, Mayan prophecy a dud

Our special UFO correspondent, with some trepidation, ventured bravely into the outback of southern France, the foothills of the Pyrenees, where the

Our special UFO correspondent, with some trepidation, ventured bravely into the outback of southern France, the foothills of the Pyrenees, where the

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Era ends in ancient Mayan city, but world is spared

What was once the ancient Mayan city of Tikal is now one of the biggest tourist attractions in Central America, especially on the day the Mayans

What was once the ancient Mayan city of Tikal is now one of the biggest tourist attractions in Central America, especially on the day the Mayans

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No end in sight

Did you miss it, or were you there? Those are weighty questions which will go down in history as generations remember December 21 and the end of the

Did you miss it, or were you there? Those are weighty questions which will go down in history as generations remember December 21 and the end of the

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Apocalypse now or maybe later as Mayan long count calendar ends

Thousands of people across the globe are preparing for the end of the world. Today is the day of destruction the end of the “long count” calendar

Thousands of people across the globe are preparing for the end of the world. Today is the day of destruction the end of the “long count” calendar

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Getting ready for the end of the world

Preparations are underway in Honduras to celebrate the start of the new Mayan calendar on December 21. Large scale celebrations are planned at the

Preparations are underway in Honduras to celebrate the start of the new Mayan calendar on December 21. Large scale celebrations are planned at the

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'End of the world': Even the Bugarach mountain won't save you

French authorities are appealing to ‘end of the world’ fanatics not to visit the tiny southwest village of Bugarach. Police have 150 officers

French authorities are appealing to ‘end of the world’ fanatics not to visit the tiny southwest village of Bugarach. Police have 150 officers

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Moscow nuclear bunker becomes 'end of the world' party venue

A Soviet-era nuclear bunker in Moscow is being turned from a museum into a VIP ‘end of the world’ party venue. A maximum of 300 people can fit into

A Soviet-era nuclear bunker in Moscow is being turned from a museum into a VIP ‘end of the world’ party venue. A maximum of 300 people can fit into

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Apocalypse Correspondent arrives in Toulouse

The Apocalypse Correspondent has taken his first real test: he woke up at the crack of dawn to make his flight. The first leg of his journey included

The Apocalypse Correspondent has taken his first real test: he woke up at the crack of dawn to make his flight. The first leg of his journey included

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The Apocalypse correspondent: no mass influx to Bugarach so far

It’s been a smooth drive on the French highways from Toulouse to Limoux where I had lunch. The toll was quite expensive, 5 euros for about 50

It’s been a smooth drive on the French highways from Toulouse to Limoux where I had lunch. The toll was quite expensive, 5 euros for about 50

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France town Bugarach bucks apocalypse buzz

According to a mix of ancient Mayan myth and modern-day internet rumour, Bugarach in southern France will be one of the only place to be saved when

According to a mix of ancient Mayan myth and modern-day internet rumour, Bugarach in southern France will be one of the only place to be saved when

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End of the World: the Mayan perspective

Determined to see the world end this year, it seems the whole planet is waiting with bated breath for December 21, the day the truth will – or will

Determined to see the world end this year, it seems the whole planet is waiting with bated breath for December 21, the day the truth will – or will

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Call me the Apocalypse Correspondent!

It is not an everyday occurrence to get a call from your editor, asking you to report the end of the world from the only village that will survive

It is not an everyday occurrence to get a call from your editor, asking you to report the end of the world from the only village that will survive

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2012 phenomenon: top five end-of-the-world-themed video games

Dino Run Imagine your life as a tiny dinosaur some 65 million years ago, gently frolicking in the Cretaceous grass, occasionally munching on an

Dino Run Imagine your life as a tiny dinosaur some 65 million years ago, gently frolicking in the Cretaceous grass, occasionally munching on an

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NASA explains why the world won’t end

If you made plans on how to spend the last remainings days of Earth’s existence, forget about them. Humankind is safe. At least, according to

If you made plans on how to spend the last remainings days of Earth’s existence, forget about them. Humankind is safe. At least, according to