Source Pravda.Ru

U.S. Senate backs drilling in Alaska refuge

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to reject a final attempt to protect Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling.

Senator Maria Cantwell tried to stop plans to open up the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/society/2003/03/14/44416.html' target=_blank>Alaska wilderness with an amendment, but it was defeated by a vote of 51-48, informs CBC Toronto.

An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

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