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House of Fraser posts leap in 2010 profits

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Auto Trader reaches new digital milestones

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Desperate search for food and medicine as Gbagbo fights on

Civilians in Ivory Coast's largest city are risking death on the streets as they look for aid. Daniel Howden reports from Abidjan

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