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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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US considers 'new laws' for Russia sanctions

US lawmakers are considering introducing new legislation calling for additional sanctions on Russia in the wake of the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, Senator Chris Murphy told Reuters.

Mr Murphy, chairman of the Senate's Europe subcommittee, said he planned to reach out to key senators during the weekend "to talk about essential new sanctions legislation."

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