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Lampard to visit 9/11 memorial after controversy

Frank Lampard has said he will visit the memorial to 9/11 victims after his move to New York City FC was met with hostility from local press over allegations he "mocked" American tourists in the wake of the terror attacks.

Admitting he was "young and naive" at the time of the incident, the former Chelsea midfielder told ITV News that he would visit the memorial to pay his respects.

Read: Lampard faces New York hostility over 9/11 behaviour

Golden start for Team England at Glasgow 2014

The first gold medal went to Team England today after Jodie Stimpson swam, cycled and ran into sporting history.

There was also gold for Alistair Brownlee and silver for his brother Jonny in the men's triathlon race.

But Sir Bradley Wiggins was denied a golden return to track cycling, as he and England's pursuit team were beaten by a superior Australia.

ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott reports from Glasgow:

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Crowds line motorway in tribute to MH17 victims

Large crowds have lined the Dutch roadside to pay their respects to the victims of the MH17 plane disaster as more remains and body parts were returned to the Netherlands for identification.

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People lined bridges and the roadside of the A27 motorway near Nieuwegein as the hearses drove past. Credit: Reuters/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos
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Lowered Dutch flags were waved as the sad procession passed for a second day. Credit: Reuters/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos
Policeman salutes
A policeman saluted as the convoy passed. The remains of the victims have been transported to a military base in Hilversum ahead of a long identification process. Credit: Reuters/Mischa Rapmund

Watch: Identifying MH17 victims 'could take months'

Energy customers to get extra storm compensation

Compensation for energy customers, who have been left without power for more than a day during severe weather, has been tripled.

Energy regulator Ofgem is to take action against two power companies, who have already paid out £4.7 million to powerless homes, for even more compensation.

ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar reports:

More: Compensation boost for weather-related power losses

Mali president says plane wreckage spotted in north

The wreckage of a missing Air Algerie flight had been spotted in Mali's desert north, the country's president has said.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said he had been informed during a meeting that the plane was found between "Aguelhok and Kidal" but gave no more details.

The stars mark the locations of Aguelhok (more northern) and Kidal
The stars mark the locations of Aguelhok (more northern) and Kidal, between which the wreckage of the plane is said to have been seen. Credit: Google Maps

Scotland's Hannah Miley wins gold at 400m swimming

Scotland's Hannah Miley has won Commonwealth gold ahead of England's Aimee Willmott in the women's 400m individual medley.

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US: 'New evidence' shows Russia firing into Ukraine

The United States has said it has "new evidence" that Russia is firing artillery across the border at Ukrainian military positions in the conflict against pro-Russian separatists.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the evidence also shows Russia "(intends) to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers to the separatist forces in Ukraine".

But she refused to disclose what the intelligence was based on. It followed claims from Russia's UK Ambassador that the US was sourcing its claims against Russia from "social media".

Identifying MH17 remains will be 'very challenging'

Identifying the remains and body parts found at the MH17 crash site will be "very challenging" because of the nature of the disaster, a British official taking a leading role in the grim process has exclusively told ITV News.

Detective Inspector Howard Way of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) is among a team of nine British officials sent by the Foreign Office to join the disaster investigation.

He told ITV News Correspondent Rohit Kachroo the international effort in the Netherlands to identify the remains will take "weeks and months".

Watch Rohit's latest report from a sombre Netherlands

Police insist no undercover officers spied on campaigns

A report critical of the Metropolitan Police has found that a secret police unit kept information on families of 17 justice campaigns.

Although the police have apologised to the families involved, they insist there is no evidence that their undercover officers spied on or targeted perfectly legal justice campaigns.

ITV News correspondent Paul Davies reports:

More: Police 'spied' on family of man mistakenly shot by officers

Israel neither admits or denies responsibility for attack

by - Senior International Correspondent

By John Irvine: Senior International Correspondent

The Israelis are not admitting responsibility but they are not denying it either.

An Israeli military spokesman told ITV News that there was an "extensive battle in the area" around the school today, as Israeli soldiers responded to Hamas' anti-tank missiles and mortars.

He said Israel had had yet to determine whether it was Israeli ordinates or Hamas ordinates that struck the school - but if it was the Israelis it was a mistake.

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Relatives of Palestinian victims of the attack mourn outside a hospital in Gaza. Credit: Reuters

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today his staff in Gaza had been trying to arrange an evacuation.

Israel said it had been urging an evacuation over the last three days, but had no idea why the evacuation did not happen.

So something that was agreed in principle didn't happen in practice, and I'm afraid the cost in that has been very high indeed.

Read: ITV News witnesses aftermath of UN school attack in Gaza

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