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.
The retired space shuttle Endeavour rolled through Los Angeles as it headed to its new home at a museum. Endeavour nosed out of Los Angeles International Airport before dawn to begin a two-day, 19km journey atop a massive wheeled transporter to the California Science Center.
The Titanic was considered unsinkable but foundered in frigid Atlantic waters off Newfoundland after striking an iceberg. About 700 passengers survived in lifeboats, but some 1,500 perished in the sinking.
The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Hotel School hosted a meal for 70 people that featured almost the same 11-course menu that was served to first-class passengers on the Titanic the night it sank. The €100-a-head dinner was the idea of Noel Loughnane, a lecturer in culinary arts at GMIT, who reproduced the period menu as a teaching experience for students.
A bus carrying Belgian tourists crashed into the wall of a tunnel in the Valais region of Switzerland, killing 28 people. The coach was transporting 52 people, mostly school children from Lommel and Heverlee in Flanders. Twenty-two of those killed were children.