No land­ing nod, NZ flight to China re­turns mid­way

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES GLOBAL -

An Air New Zealand flight to Shang­hai turned back sev­eral hours into its jour­ney on Sun­day af­ter dis­cov­er­ing it did not have per­mis­sion to land in China, the air­line said. Flight NZ289 car­ry­ing about 270 pas­sen­gers left Auck­land shortly be­fore mid­night on Satur­day only to re­turn about 10am on Sun­day (2100 GMT Satur­day). It turned around sev­eral hours into the flight. “A tech­ni­cal­ity meant the par­tic­u­lar air­craft op­er­at­ing this ser­vice did not have Chi­nese reg­u­la­tory author­ity to land in China,” the air­line said. China’s for­eign min­istry

‘Hitler’ paint­ings fail to sell at Ger­many auc­tion

Five paint­ings at­trib­uted to Adolf Hitler failed to find buy­ers at an auc­tion on Satur­day held amid anger at the sale of Nazi mem­o­ra­bilia. High start­ing prices of be­tween ¤19,000 and ¤45,000 ($21,000 and $50,000) and lin­ger­ing sus­pi­cions about the au­then­tic­ity of the art­works were thought to have scared off po­ten­tial buy­ers. The Wei­dler auc­tion house did not com­ment on the rea­sons for the fail­ure but said the paint­ings could yet be sold at a later date. Nurem­berg’s mayor Ul­rich Maly had ear­lier con­demned the sale as be­ing “in bad taste”.

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