Apr 12, The British Cabinet came out in favor of women voting rights.


Apr 12, In Australia the charred remains of Sandra White (34) were found in rural Victoria. In 2009 Steven Hutton (54) was later accused of strangling her and setting her on fire. He is alleged to have confessed to the killing after being detained in a London psychiatric hospital following a road accident in 1990. In 2009 he was set to be extradited from Britain.


Apr 12, In Italy Maria Angela Rubino (32) was found shot in a train bathroom. The murder was similar to 6 others along the Italian Riviera since March 9.


Apr 12, A jury in Little Rock, Ark., acquitted Susan McDougal of obstructing Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s Whitewater inquiry and deadlocked on two other charges, causing a mistrial.


Apr 12, Women’s activists took their fight against the all-male Augusta National as close as they could get to the Masters tournament.

Apr 12, Miss Missouri, ShandiFinnessey, a 25-year-old graduate student who has published a children’s book, was crowned Miss USA at the 52nd annual pageant.
twork of overseas prisons, its islands of high security keeping 14,000 detainees beyond the reach of established law.


Apr 12, In Ecuador 5 young British women were killed in a bus crash while the 15 other people on board were injured.


Apr 12, Investigators in Turkey found the body of GiuseppinaPasqualino di Marineo (33), an Italian artist known as Pippa Bacca. She was last seen on March 31 hitchhiking in a wedding gown. She was on her way to Israel in a plea for peace. Police detained a man suspected of killing her. In June, 2009, Murat Karatas was sentenced to life in prison for her rape and murder.

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Apr 12, Marilyn Chambers (born in 1952 as Marilyn Ann Briggs), adult film star, was found dead at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Canyon Country. The pretty Ivory Snow girl helped bring hard-core adult films into the mainstream consciousness when she starred in the explicit movie “Behind the Green Door”

Apr 12, In Bahrain Zainab al-Khawaja (27), the daughter of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja (50), a prominent human rights activist, went on hunger strike to protest the arrest of several family members, including her father and her husband, over anti-government demonstrations. At least 29 people have been killed since the protests began on Feb. 14. Detainee Karim Fakhrawy of “Al Wasat” died under police custody.

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