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 accuses Russia of not engaging with separatists

A "credible" international investigation is needed into understanding what happened to a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane, President Obama told a conference.

Mr Obama told reporters that the deaths of 298 people were "an outrage or unspeakable proportions", adding that one US citizen is confirmed to have been on board the flight. He said it was important to avoid "misinformation" at this time.

President Obama condemns Russia's 'support' of separatists in Ukraine Credit: Chris Kleponis / Pool via CNP

Mr Obama accused pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine had received a steady flow of support from Russia including obtaining heavy weapons and anti-aircraft weapons.

He added that Russia had refused to take steps necessary to de-escalate the situation the country, calling on all parties to adhere to an immediate ceasefire. The US president, however, said that he told Russia to solve the situation diplomatically.

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