Newspaper headlines: Beatle jihadis, Haiti Oxfam claims and police swoop over toy car

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Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee ElsheikhImage source, KOTEY/FAMILY HANDOUT
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Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh are said to have been the last two members of the cell at large

The Daily Express carries details of the capture of the British jihadi suspects Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh.

It says they "were known for their brutality among other hardened extremists" - overseeing dozens of beheadings carried out by the man known as Jihadi John.

The Express adds Alexanda Kotey is thought by the US State Department to have recruited other UK nationals to the so-called Islamic State group.

Their detention by Syrian Kurdish fighters also features on the front of Metro and the i.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Alexanda Kotey was connected to extremists with links to the 7/7 bombings in London in 2005.

It adds that the men may be prosecuted in the US, where its "broad terrorism laws can be applied to offences committed anywhere in the world".

'Dysfunction gripped Congress'

The online edition of the Washington Post reflects on the second shutdown of the US government in three weeks.

It says that, despite both Republicans and Democrats promising to avoid a repeat of last month's deadlock over a new budget, "dysfunction gripped Congress on both ends of the Capitol".

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The New York Times says the deal had been expected to "sail through the Senate", until the Republican Senator Rand Paul took to the floor to demand a spending cap.

The Times accuses Oxfam of covering up the use of prostitutes by senior aid workers in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010.

The paper says three managers were allowed to resign, while a further four were sacked - and the incidents were not reported.

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Oxfam stepped up its efforts in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010

A report by the charity is said to have concluded that some of the prostitutes may have been under the legal age of 18.

Oxfam says it disclosed the details to the Charity Commission. The regulator said it never saw the "precise allegations".

The Daily Telegraph says it has seen a memo that purports to show that Jeremy Corbyn told the EU's chief Brexit negotiator that he was open to the UK remaining in the customs union.

At the meeting with Michel Barnier on Monday, the Labour leader is also said to have promised to run the Brexit talks "very differently" if he came to power and to have stated that he would offer a "unilateral guarantee" on citizens' rights.

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Labour insisted its official position remained that Britain could not stay in the customs union while outside the EU and denied that it was trying to undermine the government.

Meanwhile, the billionaire financier George Soros is derided by the Daily Mail for funding an anti-Brexit campaign.

Senior Conservatives are said to have warned him to "Butt Out" of British politics.

Fraser Nelson, writing in the Daily Telegraph, suggests he has backed the wrong side.

The Daily Express says the MEP Steven Woolfe is demanding an investigation into whether Mr Soros's money has been used to support anti-Brexit parliamentary candidates.

'Struggling GPs'

The Guardian leads with news that the government is writing to hundreds of firms warning them about the illegal use of unpaid internships.

It says the crackdown will target repeat offenders who avoid paying the national minimum wage.

The Daily Mirror accuses Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt of refusing to apologise for the latest NHS crisis, which saw record numbers of patients waiting on trolleys in A&E departments last month.

And almost 100 GPs a month are said by the i newspaper to be seeking help for mental illness and addiction as they struggle to cope with increasing workloads.

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More than 1,000 have turned to the NHS GP Health Service since it was set up a year ago, it says.

'Give us more'

The Times reports that a 16th Century manuscript in the British Library has been decoded using plagiarism-checking software and pinpointed as a new source for Shakespeare's plays.

The work by George North, a courtier to Elizabeth I, inspired more than 20 monologues and passages by the Bard.

The paper argues that, if his "peerless blank verse" is plagiarism "give us more of it".

Finally, a disgruntled three-year-old boy stares out from the front of the Sun, clutching the remote-controlled car which got him into trouble for reportedly breaking bylaws.

The paper says parks police forced Idris Waiyasil and his father Hariz to leave London's Battersea Park for playing with the toy, leaving the boy in tears.

Wandsworth Council says its officers may have considered they were causing a nuisance.