Reports of homophobic attacks, insults, soar in France in 2019

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In 2019, French police identified 1,870 victims of homophobic or transphobic offences, compared to 1,380 in 2018, representing a 36% increase in the number of victims of anti-LGBT acts, France's interior ministry has announced.

French media report black boxes of downed Russian jet 'recorded blast'

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Citing sources close to the investigation, media say flight recorders reveal a loud sound before a 'sudden end' to plane's course above Egypt.