Fireworks for Chinese New Year celebrations have exploded on a lorry in central China, destroying part of an elevated motorway and sending vehicles plummeting 30m to the ground. Local officials said five people were confirmed dead and eight had been taken to hospital.
Thailand’s vegetarian festival features face-piercing and strict vegetarianism. The nine-day October festival celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and stimulants helps health and peace of mind.
The Guinness World Records has launched the latest edition of its best-selling book documenting global achievement, including new entries for the shortest bull, the oldest gymnast and the lowest ever car.