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More doomsday sect arrests in China

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

This file illustration photo shows Mayan priests participating in a ceremony in Guatemala, on February 21, 2010. China has detained more than 100 further members of a Christian sect accused of predicting doomsday, state media said, taking the total held beyond 1,000 as officials denied cold weather was apocalypse-related.

More than 90 members of "Almighty God", a Christian sect which the government has accused of spreading rumours that three days of darkness would begin on Friday, were detained in the central province of Henan, the state-run China News reported.

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