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Hilton McRae In memory of my best friend Ian Charleson, who performed the greatest Hamlet ever

Thirty years ago today the ‘Chariots of Fire’ star died of Aids. Fellow actor and best friend Hilton McRae recalls a man of stubbornness, bravery and brilliance

21 best online beauty stores

Whether you are looking for targeted skincare or cruelty-free makeup, these sites offer the best beauty products available 

The budget no-smudge lipstick that is French Girl-approved

This $8 lipstick is almost impossible to smudge and can last an entire day with only a minor touch-up

US reacts after Iraq parliament vote to expel American troops

Senator Chris Murphy and others says president's bypassing of Congress on matters of war is dangerous

Samsung’s mysterious ‘artificial human’ project makes AI lifelike

Not everyone is convinced by the ‘creepy and deformed’ avatars

Oil price 'could double to $150 a barrel' if US and Iran go to war

Brent crude rose again on Monday as fears grow that tension could escalate into full-blown conflict

Celebrities take action against Australia fires by supporting

Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett led a number of Hollywood stars at the Golden Globes calling for support

First-time marathon runners enjoy health benefits, study finds

Research shows that benefits include reduced blood pressure and arterial stiffness