Archive of 2009

Need to rebuild: Three quarters of the population have been forced to leave their home since wars began in 1979

Ordinary Afghans share security fears

Afghan civilians want both Taliban and coalition forces to do more to protect their safety.

  • Thousands of British children were shipped off to the Commonwealth - predominantly Australia and Canada.

    PM to offer Australian apology

    The prime minister is preparing to offer an apology to British children forcibly sent to Commonwealth countries for a life of abuse and unpaid labour.

  • A voluntary ID card scheme is being launched today in Manchester

    Youth will find ID cards 'handy'

    A voluntary national identity card scheme will be launched in Greater Manchester today designed to give young people "day-to-day convenience".

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