Tycoon plans $8 billion Chinese Hollywood
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi firm on constitutional change
China criticizes Japan for military radar plans
Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills 78 people

Tycoon plans $8 billion Chinese Hollywood
China’s richest man Wang Jianlin plans to spend 50 billion yuan ($8.2 billion) to build the country’s version of Hollywood in the northeastern city of Qingdao. He said his company, Dalian Wanda Group, will build a state-of-the-art film studio complex in a bid to dominate China’s rapidly growing movie market.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi firm on constitutional change
Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Monday to push ahead with efforts to amend her country’s constitution before the next election in 2015.

China criticizes Japan for military radar plans
China criticized Japan on Monday for its plans to install a cutting-edge U.S. military radar system to monitor North Korean missile launches, saying that could impact regional stability and upset the strategic balance.

Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills 78 people
A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 81 people in the deadliest-ever attack against the country’s Christian minority.

Assad: Syria committed to destroy chemical weapons
President Bashar Assad pledged in an interview broadcast Monday to honor an agreement to surrender Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons, but he said that rebels might try to block international arms inspectors from doing their work.

Britain gives $1 billion against AIDS, malaria, TB
Britain has announced that it is giving $1 billion to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years and hopes the money will lead to “some incredible results.”

Fairfax to buy BlackBerry for $4.7 billion

BlackBerry has agreed to sell itself for $4.7 billion to a group led by largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. BlackBerry said that a letter of intent has been signed and its shareholders will receive $9 in cash for each share.

USPS seeks increase in cost of stamps, to 49 cents

It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency’s “precarious financial condition” and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress.

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