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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 'will increase sanctions' if Russia 'avoids peace'

The US has the capacity to increase sanctions on Russia and is prepared to do so, President Obama told reporters today, after accusing the country of supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Mr Obama said that evidence from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight suggests that it had been fired from pro-Russian separatist-held areas of Ukraine.

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