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Westminster is in a “state of shock” over the news that a Conservative parliamentary researcher was arrested in March on suspicion of spying for China, says Politico. Chris Cash, 28, was the director of an influential policy group on Beijing, and had close links to senior Tories including Security Minister Tom Tugendhat. Rescuers in Morocco are “using their bare hands” to dig for survivors from Friday’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake, says BBC News. With heavy machinery unable to reach many of the remote mountainous villages near the quake’s epicentre, the death toll of 2,100 is still expected to rise. Home Secretary Suella Braverman says she is looking into banning American Bully XL dogs, after an 11-year-old girl in Birmingham was injured in the latest “appalling” attack involving the combative canines. Only four breeds are currently banned in the UK: the pit bull terrier, Japanese tosa, fila Brasileiro and dogo Argentino.