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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: 'Compelling evidence' Russians downed plane

Ukraine's counter intelligence chief claims to have "compelling evidence" that Russian citizens fired a missile that the Ukrainian authorities claim brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

A pro-Russian militia fighter stands by the wreckage of flight MH17. Credit: APTN

Vitaly Nada told a news conference: "We have compelling evidence that this terrorist act was committed with the help of the Russian Federation. We know clearly that the crew of this system were Russian citizens."

He also called on the Russian government to hand over the names of those involved in the alleged attack so that the Ukrainian authorities could question them.

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