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Mother gets 26 years for drowning her kids in Australian lake

SYDNEY: A mother who fled conflict and admitted killing three of her children and attempting to murder a fourth by driving her car into a lake was jailed for 26 years in Australia on Tuesday. Akon Guode, who came to Australia after fleeing civil war in South Sudan, plunged the vehicle into the lake on the outskirts of Melbourne in 2015, killing one-year-old son Bol and four-year-old twins Hanger and Madit. Rescuers pulled her and five-year-old daughter Alual from the sinking vehicle. In handing down his sentence,…