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Peace marchers to deliver petition to Nato summit

The peace march here in Newport is on its way to the Celtic Manor Resort.

It is a three-mile march from the Cenotaph in Newport to Nato summit itself.

Protestors marching through Newport, Wales Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The march is unified really in its opposition to what Nato is doing in various parts of the world, from Ukraine to Afghanistan. They are concerned about issues in Iraq, in Iran and in Syria.

Demonstrator gather at the Ceontaph in Newport ahead of the march Credit: ITV News

We think there are probably around about 500 protesters, and the plan is when they reach the Celtic Manor, about three or four protesters will be allowed to hand over a petition which will then be taken to the summit itself.

Bird's eye shot of the march

President Obama meets Year 5 and 6 pupils in Wales

US President Barack Obama has been meeting Year 5 and 6 pupils at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, south Wales.

Mr Obama greeted the smiling youngsters in Welsh saying "bore da" - "good morning" - and then listened to a welcome message thanking him for being the first serving US president to visit Wales.


Body of missing teen Nida Naseer found in Newport

Gwent Police have confirmed that the body discovered yesterday at the Newport Wetlands site is that of missing teenager Nida Naseer.

Nida Naseer went missing from her home on the evening of Saturday December 28 Credit: Family handout.

Nida went missing from her home on Saturday December 28th last year. The initial post mortem has yet to be concluded and police said he death remains unexplained. Superintendent Mark Warrender said:

"This is an extremely tragic case and our sincere condolences remain with the family. Since Nida went missing we have remained hopeful that she would be found safe and well and reunited with her family."

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Police believe body to be that of missing teen

Police say they believe a body discovered yesterday is that of the missing teenager. Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police say they believe a body discovered on Thursday morning near the sea wall at the Wetlands site at West Nash Road is that of missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer.

The death is still being treated as unexplained, pending the outcome of a post-mortem which is taking place today say the force and Nida’s family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Body found in search for missing teenager

Police searching for a missing teenager have found a body.

Nida Naseer, 19, disappeared nearly three months ago after going to put the bins out at her home near Newport in South Wales.

Nida Naseer went missing from her Newport home on the evening of Saturday 28th December. Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police confirmed they were called to the Newport Wetlands site, in West Nash Road, today where a body was discovered.

Police are treating the death as unexplained.

The teenager was last seen at her home in Linton Street, Pill, Newport, at 8pm on 28th December last year.


Missing teen 'upset' at scuppered university plans

A teenager who vanished after taking out the rubbish was upset because her family's asylum-seeker status barred her from attending university, her family said today.

Eighteen-year-old Nida Ul-Naseer, of Newport in South Wales, has not been seen since stepping outside her home on December 28.

Her family told a press conference that their attempt to seek asylum in the UK from Pakistan was turned down a year ago.

ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:

Missing teenager turned down for asylum in UK

Nida Ul-Naseer was upset she could not attend university. Credit: Gwent Police/PA Wire

The family of Nida Ul-Naseer, who went missing revealed today that their attempt to seek asylum in the UK from Pakistan was turned down a year ago.

It meant that academically-gifted Nida opted to retake a business studies course she had already passed.

Her sister, Shamyla, 23, told a press conference today that she believed Nida's disappearance stemmed from being upset because she could not attend university.

"I think that not being able to go to university is the reason for her leaving," she said, speaking alongside other family members at Newport Central police station.

Missing teenager 'angered' at scuppered uni plans

Police searching for missing teenager Nida Ul-Naseer, who vanished on 28 December after taking the rubbish out at her home in Newport say her disappearance remains a mystery, ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn has tweeted from a police press conference.

Nida Ul-Naseer was angered by the fact that her status as an asylum seeker in the UK scuppered her plans to go to university, the press conference was told.

Growing concern for missing Nida

Nida has not been seen since she stepped outside to go to the bins at her home in Linton Street at 8pm on Saturday 28th December Credit: Gwent Police/PA Wire

Police sniffer dogs and up to 40 police officers, some on horseback, are today searching open areas around the home of a missing teenager in teeming rain.

Chief Inspector Daniel Taylor, who is leading the Gwent Police search operation, said both police and 18-year-old Nida Ul-Naseer family are increasingly concerned for her welfare.

He said that forensic teams had examined the area and extensive searches have been carried out in the neighbourhood.

He added: "There is no forensic evidence that she has been taken."

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