WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today

2018-08-01 05:48

1. Facebook detects midterm election meddling

Facebook has identified a co-ordinated political influence campaign ahead of November’s US congressional elections and has taken down dozens of fake accounts on its site, the company said on Tuesday.

2. Putin gives Russian army a political wing

Vladimir Putin has created a new directorate inside the Russian army to promote patriotism, evoking memories of a Soviet practice that once saw soldiers taught the precepts of Marxism and Leninism by political commissars.

3. 17-year jail term for teenager who carried out UK's first acid killing

A teenager has been jailed for 17 years for the first acid killing in the UK. Xeneral Webster, 19, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Joanne Rand part way through his trial in April at Reading Crown Court.

4. Woman rings 999 after pizza order goes wrong

A woman in Essex contacted 999 after the wrong pizza was delivered to her house. Essex Police released the audio of the call and urged the public not to waste police time.

5. Fortnite's Guided Missile back in play

'Fortnite's new update brings the Guided Missile back from the vault and into play.

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