Newspaper headlines: 'I'm no China spy' and '1 in 3 female surgeons abused' –

The Daily Mail focuses on the furious response from some MPs after they were told not to identify the parliamentary researcher facing accusations of spying for China. The man, who insists he is innocent, was arrested under the Official Secrets Act in March, and had links to some Conservative MPs.
The Guardian says many question why they were not informed about the arrest at the time. The paper quotes them saying the gap meant they had been unable to take their own security precautions.
The Financial Times says fears about China's collection of genetic data prompted the deputy prime minister, Oliver Dowden, to suggest that genomics should be registered as "national critical infrastructure".
The i reports that Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is considering a "squeeze on benefits", and no tax cuts, in the upcoming Autumn statement. The Daily Telegraph quotes him saying inflation has been "stickier" than expected. Far from cutting taxes, the paper says Mr Hunt warns that spending pressures could instead force the government to "increase the burden on businesses and households."
Writing in the Times, the former Conservative Party leader Lord Hague warns that the annual cost of funding the triple-locked state pensions is "unsustainable". He says "steadily higher taxes" would be needed to support spending on healthcare for the UK's elderly population.
The Guardian leads on warnings that one in three medical students plan to quit the NHS within two years of graduating. It reports on a study from the journal, BMJ Open, featuring replies from more than 10,000 medical students across the UK. The paper says poor pay, work-life balance and working conditions were the main factors cited by those intending to practise abroad or quit the NHS altogether.
According to the Daily Telegraph, a proposal to ban disposable vapes could be unveiled by the government as early as next week. The paper claims ministers have decided the e-cigarettes are overwhelmingly targeted at children, as devices are often sold in bright colours and with flavours such as "bubble gum". The newspaper notes that in some shops they are positioned by front counters near sweets.
The government says it has launched a call for evidence to identify opportunities to reduce the number of children accessing and using vaping products and will set out a response in due course.
The mother of the 21-year-old terror suspect, Daniel Khalife, tells the Times her son "does not live in reality". The paper says Farnaz Khalife – a former nurse who lives in Wales – urged him to seek help, before he was sent to Wandsworth Prison from where he escaped last week. Ms Khalife is quoted as saying that her son, a former soldier, became distant after he turned 18. She says: "I told him to go to the army doctor to get help, but I don't think he did."
And the Times says astronomers have hailed a "fundamental breakthrough" in the search for alien life, after detecting signs on a distant planet of a gas, that on Earth is produced only by living organisms. It quotes a scientist from the University of Cambridge saying more observations are needed. But if confirmed, it would propel the planet to the top of the list alongside Mars as the best places to search for life.
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