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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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Obama 'aware' of Malaysia plane crash reports

President Obama is said to be "aware" of reports of a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane being shot down but could not confirm any of the details, a White House spokesperson said.

Mr Obama directed senior US officials to remain in close contact with Ukrainian officials about the downed plane, the spokesperson added.

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