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UK child migrants apology planned

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Gordon Brown is to apologise in the New Year for the government's role in resettling thousands of children in former colonies. They had been promised a better life, but many suffered cruelty and hardship in care homes and on farms.

BBC correspondent Nick Bryant has been talking to Britain's high commissioner in Canberra, Baroness Amos, who described it as a "shocking period" in British history.

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