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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Ukrainian president urges UN to label rebels 'terrorists'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Credit: Reuters

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged the United Nations to label rebels fighting Ukrainian forces as belonging to "terrorist organisations."

During a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Poroshenko's press service quoted the leader as asking the UN to "condemn the actions of terrorists and to recognise the so-called "DNR" (Donetsk People's Republic) and "LNR" (Luhansk People's Republic) as terrorist organisations."

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