Filmmaker and Inglourious Basterds star Eli Roth was also born on 18 April. He celebrates the big 4-0 on Wednesday.
Market analysts have cut their 2014 growth forecast for Brazil after Latin America's largest economy entered recession, the country's Central Bank said Monday.
Lesotho's exiled prime minister is heading home, and aide told AFP on Monday, as regional mediators sought to reinstall him to power days after an apparent coup.
Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.
A Southern African regional bloc Monday agreed to dispatch a team of observers to crisis-torn Lesotho following an apparent coup, while coalition leaders agreed to restore parliament which was suspended in June.
The Greek economy, in recession for six years, shrank again in the second quarter of this year, but by only 0.3 percent, revised data showed on Monday.
Manchester United swooped on Monday to make striker Radamel Falcao the biggest signing on the last day of Europe's record-breaking summer transfer window.