Horrifying attacks in northern Mozambique leave 50 dead
12 November 2020 | 8:40 am
In tonight's edition: A series of gruesome attacks on several villages in northern Mozambique have left at least 50 people dead. Authorities say the culprits are linked to the Islamic State group. Also, fighting rages on in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.
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Pope Francis expresses his compassion for the victims of the recent attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and England stressing that "violence begets violence."
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