Syrian cinematographer Khaled Khatib wins an Oscar for Best Documentary Short "White Helmets" about the Syrian Civil Defence.
Under a cloud because of alleged links to a terrorist organisation, Khatib was unable to attend Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.
International Polar Bear Day takes place on February 27. Polar Bear Day aims to alert to the danger of extinction of this protected species since 2001. Scientists estimate that there are 25,000 polar bears in the world. Despite being one of the best hunters among wildlife, as well as the largest carnivorous animal on land, the polar bear is considered a vulnerable animal species, as it faces the threat of the loss of its natural habitat as a result of global warming and Thawing of the sea.
In the eighty-eight years since the very first Oscars ceremony was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles it is estimated that the Hollywood elite have subsequently consumed well over one metric ton of cocaine, often in specially constructed secret cubicles set up by Academy staff backstage to make proceedings bearable for bored thespians during the painfully long three hour events.
Believe it, or not.