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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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Cameron and Obama 'to keep up pressure on Russia'

David Cameron and Barack Obama have agreed to "keep up the pressure" on Russia to engage in the Ukraine peace talks in the aftermath of the MH17 disaster.

David Cameron and Barack Obama discussed the MH17 disaster. Credit: PA

During a phone call, the Prime Minister and President called for action to ensure investigators are granted "unhindered access" to the crash site to bring those responsible to account.

"They both agreed that an independent investigation must get underway as soon as possible and that all countries should engage to ensure that pro- Russian separatists grant investigators secure and unhindered access to the crash site," a Downing Street spokesman said.

“They also discussed the further steps taken by the US and EU this week to make clear to Russia that there will be costs if they do not substantively engage in a peaceful resolution to the crisis and they agreed that to keep up the pressure in the weeks ahead if there is no progress towards de-escalation."

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