Investigators to examine second black box from MH17

Air investigators are to examine a second black box which was recovered from flight MH17 today.

The data could reveal if the pilots were aware of a missile coming towards the plane and what happened in the last few seconds of the flight if they were able to speak.

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Merkel calls news of downed plane 'disturbing'

The German Chancellor has called news of the downed Malaysian Airliner "disturbing" at a conference in Berlin.

Angela Merkel said that she never thought "she would see something like this again", after comparing it to conflicts in the 1990s.

German chancellor Angela Merkel Credit: Wolfgang Kumm/DPA/Press Association Images

Ms Merkel added: "If you would have asked me in 1998 or 1990 whether we will see again something like the conflicts in the Western Balkans [...] or the situation in Crimea and Ukraine, today with disturbing news about a downed plane, whether we will ever have to relive that again in Europe, I probably would have said no."

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