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Melbourne: Australian experts have traveled to France to help examine the recently found aircraft wreckage and determine if it belongs to the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, an official said on Wednesday.

The expert from Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will join the French and Malaysian-led investigation team on Wednesday in Toulouse, France, to work on this issue together, a Chinese news agency quoted Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss as saying.

The aircraft wreckage was found last Wednesday on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean.

The debris is about 2-2.5 meters long, and will be checked by experts at the military-run General Directorate of Armaments in Toulouse suburbs.

Malaysian authorities, who are responsible for investigating the disappearance of MH-370, have confirmed the wreckage retrieved is a flaperon from a Boeing 777 aircraft.

Based on the drift modelling commissioned by the ATSB, material from the current search area could have been carried to La Reunion, as well as other locations, as part of a progressive dispersal of floating debris through the action of ocean currents and wind, said Truss.

“Thorough and methodical search efforts will continue to be focused on the defined underwater search area, covering 120,000 sq km, in the southern Indian Ocean,” he said.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with a total of 239 passengers on board.

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Beyond race, gender, color, and ethnicity which have formed the bases for discrimination since the beginning of time, this book aims to bring to light a largely ignored issue. For so long, single parents have been treated like a taboo without any attempt to understand their situations; no one really cares how or why one's marriage ended but just wants to treat single parents as villains simply for choosing happiness and loving their children.

Homosexual parents, a relatively new family system, is another form that has suffered hate and discrimination for many years. Pritisha emphasizes the need to understand that diversity in people and family is what makes the world beautiful and colourful. 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race, and even differences in background

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