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10 killed when truck hit tree

A pick-up truck has crashed in South Texas, killing 10 people in the vehicle and injuring 12.

A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred about 7pm last night near Berclair when the truck ran off the highway and crashed into some trees. The unincorp-orated community is about 160km southeast of San Antonio.

All the victims were in the same Ford F-250 pick-up.

The extent of the injuries to the surviving victims wasn't immediately clear.



Child workers drop by 17pc

More than a quarter of under 15-year-olds worked in Victorian times, in jobs ranging from servants and shoemakers to tailors and hat sellers, new research has shown.

History website Ancestry.co.uk said a study of records going back to 1851 revealed that the size of the child workforce in England and Wales has fallen dramatically, from 28pc to 11pc today.



5 soldiers die in helicopter crash

Five Turkish soldiers died and seven were wounded when a Sikorsky helicopter belonging to the military police force crash-landed in the southeastern province of Hakkari.

Four soldiers died when the helicopter, which was flying from Yuksekova to Deryan Tepe, crashed as it descended for landing and a fifth one later died of injuries in a hospital in Van province, to the north of Hakkari.



Tribe war shirt sells for ¤724k

A war shirt worn by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe has sold for $877,500 dollars (¤724,000) to a private collector at auction in Nevada.

Chief Joseph wore the shirt in 1877 in the earliest known photo of him, and again while posing for a portrait by Cyrenius Hall in 1878. The painting was used on a US postage stamp and now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution.

Mike Overby, an organiser of the annual Coeur d'Alene Art Auction, says the shirt is considered to be one of the most important Native American artefacts to come to auction.