March 9, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand, March 9 -Contestant Jazell Barbie Royale, a community leader and HIV activist, edged out 19 other candidates from around the world. American contestant Jazell Barbie Royale was crowned “Miss International Queen” in Thailand on Friday at a beauty pageant for transgender women, becoming the first person of colour to win the competition since it started in 2004. The community leader and HIV activist edged out 19 other candidates from around the world including Brazil, Peru and several Asian countries. Photo courtesy of Jewel SAMAD.
Jabalpur, India, March 9 – Woman coolie Sandhya Marawi at work on International Women’s Day, in Jabalpur. coolie’ has been used for the men in red at railway stations across India, making a dash for every train halting at a platform to carry the baggage of travellers. Photo courtesy PTI Photo
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference on the sidelines of the annual meeting of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing. The U.S.-North Korea summit in Vietnam last week was an “important step” toward denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, China’s foreign minister said. Photo courtesy PTI Photo