* Britain: According to a study published in the medical journal Lancet alcohol is a more dangerous drug than heroin or crack.
* Indonesia: Mount Merapi continues to rumble and spew hot ash days after several islands were ravaged by a tsunami caused by an earthquake.
* U.S.: Google filed a lawsuit last week against the U.S. government alleging that they were inappropriately excluded from a messaging contract in favor of Microsoft.
* Ivory Coast: The country’s presidential election designed to “end years of crisis” may go to a second round.
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