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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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Hammond: MH17 victims 'must be treated with dignity'

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said all victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster must be "treated with dignity", amid claims rebels are stealing possessions from the bodies.

Ukraine has accused rebels of taking possessions from the bodies as they lay in the wreckage of flight MH17. Credit: Reuters

“It’s a fundamental principle of human decency that the victims and their possessions should be treated with dignity," Mr Hammond told the Telegraph.

"I have seen reporting in the media which suggests that these norms are not being respected.

"We have no evidence that this is the case - but if it turns out to be so, those responsible can be sure they will be held to account for their crimes."

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