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World notes: Feb. 16, 2008

Iraq: Food shortages loom Cuba: Guantanamo gets new prison Bangladesh: Garment workers fight crackdown Eritrea: No fuel for UN troops Venezuela: Courts favor Exxon Mobil Germany: Steelworkers out on warning strike

Workers die in mushroom clouds

For the second time in two months, America has witnessed a catastrophic industrial explosion involving multiple fatalities. On Dec. 19, 2007, the small T2 Laboratories in Jacksonville, Fla., detonated in a towering mushroom cloud, killing four workers.

McCain to seniors, vets: tough luck

One more unemployment check to a worker without a job might keep him or her in an apartment or a house. A $400 rebate check to a senior citizen or a disabled veteran might mean a meal tonight instead of nothing to eat.

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