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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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Pro-Russian leader: We do not have MH17 black boxes

A pro-Russian separatist leader has claimed the flight recorders belonging to the downed Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine have not been found.

Aleksander Borodai is prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic. Credit: Reuters

"The black boxes have not been found and we are not touching the site," said Aleksander Borodai, prime minister of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic.

He also told a news conference that there had been no talk of creating a security zone at the site.

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