Putin 'discusses plane crash in Ukraine' with Obama

Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation told President Obama that a Malaysian airplane crashed on Ukrainian territory, the Kremlin has said.

The two leaders held a pre-planned call on the situation in Ukraine during which information became available from air traffic controllers about the crash.

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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.