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An update from the Met on the suspicious package sent to parliament:
UPDATE: The white powder has been assessed by specialists and found not to be noxious. The office remains closed at this time, but the rest of the Palace of Westminster is open
The Press Association reports that the chairman of Oxfam International has been arrested as part of a corruption probe in Guatemala.
Juan Alberto Fuentes Knight, a former finance minister in the country, was detained along with former president Alvaro Colom as part of an investigation into a public bus deal.
The development comes as Oxfam Great Britain is embroiled in an aid worker sex scandal in relation to Haiti.