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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1, 2010

ALCOHOL MOST DANGEROUS DRUG IN THE UK, STUDY SAYS Alcohol is more dangerous than heroin or crack, according to a landmark study published today. (Guardian)

MEDVEDEV VISITS FAR EAST ISLAND, RAISES JAPANESE CONCERNS
Russian president Dmitry Medvedev visits an island in Russia’s Far East region, which has been the subject of ongoing disputes with Japan. (WSJ)

TURKEY REFUSES TO IDENTIFY SUSPECTS IN ISTANBUL BOMBING
Turkish authorities refuse to identify the individual or organization behind Sunday’s Taksim Square bombing, but have stepped up security around the city. (CNN)

CHINA UNDERTAKES MASSIVE CENSUS The Chinese government begins its first nationwide census since 2000, with the help of more than six million canvassers. (NYT)

INDONESIAN VOLCANO ERUPTS AGAIN, SPURRING EVACUATIONS Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts for the third time in a week, forcing thousands of people to evacuate to central Java. (Bloomberg)

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