BBC News - Home 18 December 2017

'Security incident' at US airbase in UK

A man is arrested after apparently trying to drive through a checkpoint at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

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Ikea's tax affairs to be investigated by the EU

The Commission says Ikea may have been given an unfair tax advantage in the Netherlands.

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Barry Sherman: Murder unit to probe Canadian mystery deaths

Canadian police confirm a homicide unit will investigate the deaths of Barry Sherman and his wife.

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Saudi Prince bin Salman 'was mystery buyer' of $320m house

The house near Paris has a wine cellar, cinema and moat with an underwater chamber for viewing fish.

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Austria protest as far right Freedom Party tastes power

The Freedom Party is the EU's only far-right party in power and plans controls on asylum seekers.

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Shinee singer Jonghyun: K-pop boy band superstar dies

Jonghyun was a member of Shinee, who have had a string of number one hits in South Korea.

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Jay-Z halts show for fan who survived cancer

Jay-Z halted a concert in California for a fan who has survived cancer twice.

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Russia meddled on Twitter after UK terror attacks, study says

A study accuses Russian-linked Twitter accounts of exploiting four terrorist attacks to divide the UK.

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs interested in Carolina Panthers

American rap star Sean 'Diddy' Combs says he wants to buy NFL franchise Carolina Panthers and sign free agency Colin Kaepernick.

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Kenya teen's court victory over police strip-search

Half-naked pictures of the young woman, allegedly taken by police, circulated on social media.

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South Africa's ANC party leadership vote: Counting under way

Delegates are selecting a replacement for Jacob Zuma as head of South Africa's ruling party.

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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport power cut strands thousands

A handful of flights depart from the world's busiest airport after an overnight shutdown.

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Libyan mayor Mohamad Eshtewi kidnapped and killed in Misrata

Mohamad Eshtewi's body was found dumped in the street after he was abducted by unidentified gunmen.

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Uber driver arrested after Briton murdered in Lebanon

Rebecca Dykes, a British embassy worker in Beirut, was strangled and sexually assaulted, police say.

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TV star's selfie warning to girls

TV personality Scarlett Moffatt posts selfies with a warning about filtered images on social media

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Jay-Z brings cancer survivor on stage

The rapper halts his show in California after spotting a fan's sign in the audience.

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Antarctica flight heralds new era for Chinese tourists

Reports of a tourist flight over Antarctica highlight China's growing interest in the poles.

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The billionaire returned to power in Chile

Chile's president, Harvard-trained economist and billionaire Sebastian PiƱera returns to power.

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Ashes: Australia thrash England in Perth to regain urn

Australia regain the Ashes with an innings-and-41-run win over England in the third Test in Perth.

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Ashes: Joe Root expects Alastair Cook, James Anderson & Stuart Broad to continue

England captain Joe Root expects senior players Alastair Cook, James Anderson and Stuart Broad continue playing beyond the Ashes defeat.

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