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12 detained after fire kills 38 at seniors' home in China

Police detain 12 people after 38 killed in fire at a private home for the elderly in China
The Associated Press

BEIJING, China - At least 12 people connected to the privately run home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire earlier this week have been taken into custody by the police, state media reported Wednesday.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the 12 included the legal representative of the Kangleyuan Rest Home, and that police were searching for another three employees.

Agent: 'Lawrence of Arabia' star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's

'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'Doctor Zhivago' star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease, agent says
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday.

No additional details were provided about the 83-year-old or his care. His son, Tarek Sharif, revealed the diagnosis in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo on May 23.

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