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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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Ukraine releases recording of rebels discussing plane

The Ukraine Security Service (SBU) has released what it says is a recording of a telephone conversation between pro-Russian separatists in which they admit shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane.

Igor Bezler, a pro-Russian rebel leader, initially reports to Vasili Geranin that "cossacks" have shot down a plane.

Ukraine alleges that Geranin is a Russian intelligence agent.

In another conversation between an alleged cossack militant and his commander, the pair realise that what they had thought was a "Ukrainian cargo plane" actually had "Malaysia Airlines" written on it.

"What was it doing over the territory of Ukraine?" the militant asks.

"Well then it was bringing spies," his alleged commander says.

"Why were they flying here? This is war going on."

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