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Prince meets young footballers as China tour continues

The Duke of Cambridge today met youngsters at a school in Shanghai where premier league football coaches are working to promote the game among the students.

The Prince was shown around by Paul Hughes, a former coach at Reading, Millwall and Southampton football clubs, who is helping to coach the students under a British Council-run scheme called Premier Skills.

He went on to visit a Shanghai festival showcasing British design, ingenuity and technology before rounding off his day by meeting Paddington Bear at the Chinese premiere of the movie.

ITV News' China Correspondent Lucy Watson reports:


Obama: 'Nothing thing new' from Benjamin Netanyahu

Barack Obama has told reporters "as far as I can tell, there was nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress in which the Israeli Prime Minister slammed the US-led nuclear talks with Iran.

Obama: 'Nothing thing new' from Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: PA

"The prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives," the US President said, urging Congress to wait to evaluate a nuclear deal with Iran until an agreement is finalised. Obama said that he would only agree to a deal that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Mother felt she was treated 'as a number' by failing hospital

A young mother whose baby died at Furness General hospital has described how she felt she was just treated "as a number" by staff at the maternity unit.

Liza Brady's son Alex was stillborn at the hospital in 2008 and since then she and her partner Simon Davey have fought an ongoing battle to raise their concerns.

The couple feel that the Kirkup inquiry's report has vindicated everything they have been fighting for and want action to be taken against those who failed them and the other families affected.

The couple were speaking to ITV News reporter, Mary Nightingale.

Police continue to quiz pair over Becky Watts murder

Police are continuing to question a man and a woman on suspicion of murder after body parts were found in the search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts at a house in Bristol.

Officers have been granted a further 24 hours to question the 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman on suspicion of the teenager's murder.

Four men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Becky's family today said they were "devastated" following the news of the discovery of the remains.

Rupert Evelyn, ITV News Wales & West of England Correspondent, reports:


Ireland bans branded cigarette packets

Ireland has become the first country in Europe to pass laws banning branded cigarette packets.

Under the new laws, tobacco products will be sold in a standard dark-coloured wrapper with large health warnings and images of disease.

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins will formally sign the legislation into law at a date to be confirmed.

It comes after Australia led the way by introducing plain packaging for tobacco products in 2012. The UK is set to pass laws before the end of the month.

Appeal to find missing man and his baby son

Kieran Carroll Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a 22-year-old father who is believed to have gone missing with his baby son in Luton.

Kieran Carroll is described as being white, of medium build with short brown hair. He is believed to be wearing black trousers and a grey hooded top and has tattoos on his arms.

His eight-month-old son is believed to be wearing a blue cardigan with a picture of a ship on it.

Detective Inspector Sean Quinn, from Bedfordshire Police, said: “We are concerned about Kieran and his son’s welfare and would urge anyone who has seen them to contact us.

“We’re also appealing for Kieran to get in touch and let us know that he and his son are safe.”

Pelosi 'near tears' during 'insulting' Netanyahu speech

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed her extreme dismay over the comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to the US Congress.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released a statement immediately after Netanyahu's speech. Credit: Reuters

In a statement released online, she said:

As one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.

Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated something we all agree upon: a nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable to both our countries. We have all said that a bad deal is worse than no deal, and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons is the bedrock of our foreign policy and national security. As President Obama has said consistently, all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.

– Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader
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