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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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Armed forces 'take part of city' in Luhansk

Ukrainian armed forces have taken the south eastern part of the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, the country's defence minister told Reuters.

"The minister of defence, Valery Heletey, told President Petro Poroshenko that Ukrainian armed forces took control of the southeastern part of Luhansk," the statement on the president's website said, adding that troops had also surrounded the airport.

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