Newspaper headlines: 'Chinese spy arrest' and 'hell on earth' after quake – BBC

The Observer pictures a distressed woman in Morocco, surrounded by the ruins of her home in Marrakesh, destroyed in Friday night's deadly earthquake.
More crumbling buildings are pictured in The Sunday Mirror, alongside a terrified child being carried to safety in the southern city of Ouarzazate.
The Sunday Telegraph says British holidaymakers dived under desks in hotel rooms as the tremors shook buildings. The Sunday Times reports that fears of aftershocks have continued to leave many families sleeping on the streets.
Many papers lead on the capture of the terror fugitive, Daniel Khalife.
"I'll Escape Just Watch Me" is the headline in The Sunday Mirror. It claims he had boasted to prison wardens about his plan to flee jail.
The Mail on Sunday says he was detained after security forces bugged the phones of people linked to him. The paper reports that the surveillance led dozens of officers to a house in Richmond, in south-west London, where they missed him – possibly by minutes.
According to The Sunday Telegraph, the former soldier chuckled as the four-day manhunt ended. It quotes one eyewitness as saying that Mr Khalife laughed while insisting that he did nothing wrong.
The same paper reports that as part of the government's net zero drive, households could face bills of more than £2,000 to shut down Britain's gas grid. An initial report from The National Infrastructure Commission suggests that decommissioning the grid could cost the UK £65bn. The paper says households could be left to pay through higher energy bills or taxes, because there is no provision for the expense in current government budgets. The Telegraph says energy companies are not obliged to cover the costs either.
According to The Observer, the new chairman of NatWest is facing scrutiny over his former role with the British arm of a Saudi company. There is no suggestion of wrongdoing by Rick Haythornthwaite, but the paper says allegations against PetroSaudi raise questions about his judgment. A source close to Mr Haythornthwaite says he was never a director or "privy to the action of the owners".
In an apparent security threat, The Sun reports that the popular Chinese shopping app, Temu, could be spying on UK customers. The paper quotes the Conservative MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith warning that Temu, and similar Chinese companies, "are data harvesters and want your private details". The paper says security experts fear such apps may be mining customers' data for blackmail purposes, and identity theft.
Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, the former Prime Minister Liz Truss, says she acknowledges she "made some mistakes" during her short-lived premiership, but that "the problem was not enough support for Conservative ideas". In a sit-down interview, she says she no longer speaks to Kwasi Kwarteng, who she sacked as Chancellor following the disastrous mini budget. The paper says Ms Truss's political ambitions remain undimmed and that she does not rule out a comeback.
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