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The German airline, Lufthansa, has announced that it will suspend flights to Venezuela from 18 June due to economic difficulties in the country.
The company also said currency controls in Venezuela made it impossible for airlines to convert their earnings into dollars and send the money abroad.
Venezuela's economy has been hit hard by a sharp drop in the price of oil - the country's main source of income.
Venezuela has high inflation and severe shortages of basic goods.
In a statement, Lufthansa said that it "will be forced to suspend our service between Caracas and Frankfurt as of 18 June".
It noted that the demand for international flights to Venezuela had dropped in 2015 and in the first quarter of the current year.
However, it said it hoped to restore services in the near future.
Strict currency controls were first imposed in Venezuela in 2003 by late President Hugo Chavez.
The restrictions were further tightened two years ago, forcing several airlines to reduce their operations in the country as they struggled to repatriate billions of dollars in revenue held in the local currency - the bolivar.
Some airlines are now requiring passengers to pay their fares in dollars.
Venezuela's government has defended its policies, saying it must prioritise.
Caracas says it is using its foreign reserves - which are now scarce - to pay for essential items such as medicines and industrial machinery.
China's richest man has opened a massive entertainment complex to compete with US giant Disney.
"Wanda City", in south-eastern city Nanchang, features rides, shopping centres and an aquarium, and cost more than $3bn (just over £2bn).
Its owner, Wang Jianlin, said he wanted to move away from western imports and to establish a global brand based on Chinese culture.
Disney is planning to open its own theme park in Shanghai next month.
The new entertainment complex includes an $800m China-themed park filled with twirling "porcelain teacup rides" and bamboo forests, as well as a huge indoor shopping mall, and what is claimed to be the world's largest ocean park.
Mr Wang's Wanda property group has also invested heavily in the film and cinema business.
It has indicated it wants to fend off Disney in the Chinese market and become a global entertainment brand.
'Craze for Mickey Mouse over'
In remarks at Saturday's opening ceremony, Mr Wang did not mention Disney by name, but said that after millennia of Chinese cultural domination, the country was lacking confidence in its own culture.
"We want to be a model for Chinese private enterprise, and we want to establish a global brand for Chinese firms," he said.
Only a week ago he told China Central Television (CCTV) that "this craze for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck is over, the period when we would blindly follow where Disney led has been gone for years."
After the site in Nanchang, Wanda plans to open around 15 in the country by 2020.
Meanwhile Disney's theme park in Shanghai, costing $5.5bn, will be its sixth theme park and its fourth outside the United States after Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Flaying — better known as “skinning alive” — has a long and grotesque history. Records of the practice exist as far back as the Neo-Assyrian Empire (beginning in 911 B.C.), but it has cropped up in most civilizations at one time or another, including Medieval Europe (where it tended to be used as a punishment for traitors) and in the ritual human sacrifices made by the Aztecs in Mexico (the Aztecs, at least, are believed to have skinned the body after the sacrifice had been made).
Various techniques have been utilized in the many different cultures in which flaying has been employed, but the basis remains the same: Slowly, excruciatingly slicing the skin from the body while keeping the victim alive for as long as possible (and when feasible, removing the skin intact).
Carvings from the Assyrian period show the process beginning with incisions to the thighs or buttocks, while the European method — pictured above — shows it starting with the skin being torn from the feet and lower legs. Chinese Emperors Sun Hao, Fu Sheng, and Gao Heng ordered the skin to be peeled from their victims’ faces.
Death would normally come as a result of massive blood loss and shock, but in the unfortunate cases where expert flayers were used, the victim could be kept alive in a state of perpetual agony for several days before finally succumbing to their hopelessly infected wounds.