15 February 2016

The Latest: Pope's helicopter overflew Teotihuacan pyramids

In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, Pope Francis waves to people as he arrives to the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Francis will celebrate Mass at the Basilica, considered the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world.
The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):

9:30 p.m.
Pope Francis got a brief glimpse of pre-Hispanic culture Sunday, the day before he flies to the southern state of Chiapas to celebrate Mexico's indigenous peoples.
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi says that before arriving in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec for a Mass, the pope's helicopter flew over the pyramids of Teotihuacan about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of the capital.

'The Revenant' and DiCaprio are winners at BAFTA film awards

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, set builder Charlie Wright works on a giant replica of the BAFTA trophy which will be displayed during the forthcoming BAFTA awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb 14th, in London.
The U.K. film industry showered Valentine's Day love on "The Revenant" Sunday, awarding the endurance epic five prizes, including best picture and best actor, at the British Academy Film Awards.
Leonardo DiCaprio cemented his Oscar-favorite status by taking the best-actor trophy for playing a bear-battling fur trapper in a brutally wild American West. Alejandro G. Inarritu was named best director for what he called a "human and tender story," and "The Revenant" also won prizes for cinematography and sound.

List of winners at the 2016 British Academy Film Awards

Leonardo DiCaprio attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England.
Winners of the 2016 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday:

Film — "The Revenant"
British Film — "Brooklyn"
Director — Alejando G. Inarritu, "The Revenant"
Actor — Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

50 Latvian couples get hitched in midair, literally

This image taken from Associated Press television shows ahot air balloon with couples about to be wed in Jekabpils, Latvia Sunday Feb. 14, 2016. Latvian couples tied the knot in the air on Valentine’s Day hoping to set a world record in the number of simultaneous weddings in hot air balloons. Fifty couples in 30 balloons rose into the sky Sunday during the Love Cup festival near the southeastern city of Jekabpils, watched by thousands of spectators but the balloons were hitched to cars because it was snowing at the time, impeding them from rising higher than some 15 meters.
Latvian couples have tied the knot in the air on Valentine's Day hoping to set a world record in the number of simultaneous weddings in hot air balloons.

Fifty couples in 30 balloons rose into the sky Sunday during the Love Cup festival near the southeastern city of Jekabpils, watched by thousands of spectators but the balloons were hitched to cars because it was snowing at the time, impeding them from rising higher than some 15 meters.