Circulated video shows a woman raped in a public square in Congo

Yerevan, Armenia (CNN)A seven-minute video showing a woman being beaten, raped and then beheaded in a public square in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was circulating on the messaging platform Whatsapp for months before being validated and published by France 24 last week. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj =

Russian opposition divided over TV host’s presidential bid

MOSCOW — A presidential bid by a celebrity Russian TV host drew conflicting reactions from the country’s beleaguered opposition Thursday, with some accusing her of playing into the Kremlin’s hands and others welcoming her move.  Although President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denied that the Kremlin has encouraged Ksenia Sobchak to run, some opposition figures

Loneliness may be as bad for your health as smoking

Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has tackled a range of public health crises including Zika, drug and alcohol addiction and obesity. Now, he’s shedding light on a silent crisis: the rising number of lonely people in America. He believes it is a growing threat to our health and well-being. “I have met have thousands of

Obama stumps for Phil Murphy — live updates

Former President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail Thursday for Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for governor in New Jersey, marking his first campaign appearance since leaving office in January. Obama will speak at the invite-only canvas kickoff with grassroots supporters in an attempt to help propel Murphy into the seat currently held by

United Airlines stock nosedives after CEO comments

Shares of United Airlines (UAL) dropped more than 10 percent on Thursday after the carrier signaled that weak prices will continue the rest of this year and executives sparred with Wall Street analysts on a contentious conference call. Analysts pressed United management for evidence that moves such as adding more flights and slashing prices to