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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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Malaysia Airlines flights to take alternative routes

All European flights operated by Malaysia Airlines will take alternative routes with immediate effect, the company said, after flight M17 crashed in eastern Ukraine.

Airlines around the world have been advised to plan routes that avoid the area by the European air safety organisation, Eurocontrol, following the incident.

Some 298 people - including nine Britons - were on board the flight at the time of the crash.

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