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Tuesday August 15th, 2023 evening edition

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The woman at the center of a suspected mushroom poisoning case that killed three people in Australia claims she bought the ingredients from two separate stores, according to a statement she gave to police cited by public broadcaster ABC.

Among the four relatives who came for lunch, three of them died with symptoms of “death cap” mushroom poisoning, police said during a press briefing last week.

But Patterson claims she bought dried mushrooms from an Asian grocer in Melbourne months ago and button mushrooms from a supermarket chain more recently.

She said both sets of mushrooms were used in a beef wellington that she cooked and served in the family lunch, ABC reported citing Patterson’s statement.

“I am now devastated to think that these mushrooms may have contributed to the illness suffered by my loved ones.

The following evening she served leftovers but scraped the mushrooms off for the children because they do not like them.

Police said they searched Patterson’s home on Saturday and seized a number of objects for forensic testing. »

Single dad in Thailand attends Mother's Day school event dressed as woman for adopted child

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In light of the country's Mother's Day on Aug. 12, the high school Ban Noen Kroi School hosted an event specially for students and their mothers.

For Cream in the third grade, who was raised by a single dad, it looked like the seat reserved for her mother would be left empty.

"When the school organises Mother's Day activities, I don't want my child to have an inferiority complex... »

Trump indictment live updates: Former president and allies charged by Fulton county grand jury

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Trump's Georgia attorneys call indictment 'shocking' and 'absurd' Trump's attorneys in Georgia blasted the indictment and the witnesses who testified before the Fulton County grand jury.

Grand jury is voting now A source familiar with the proceedings said the Fulton County grand jury is voting now.

Grand jury takes break after hearing from seventh witness The grand jury finished hearing from the seventh witness shortly before 7:30 p.m. »

China suspends youth jobless data after record high readings

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It also marks the latest move by Chinese authorities to restrict access to key data and information, a trend that is unnerving overseas investors.

Fu Linghui, a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said the release of data would be suspended while authorities look to "optimise" collection methods.

The most recent NBS data on youth unemployment, published last month, showed the jobless rate jumping to a record high of 21.3% in June. »

Al-Qaida calls for 'revenge' attacks on Sweden and Denmark

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"Denmark and Sweden are two small, despicable countries that amount to no more than two small spots on the world map," the three-page document reads.

"People of Islam in Sweden, Denmark and all of Europe, the duty of revenge is placed upon you.".

The UK government on the weekend changed its advice for people travelling to Sweden, saying it was now "very likely" that terror groups were planning an attack. »