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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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Putin 'must ensure free access to MH17 crash site'

France, Germany and Britain will press Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure that separatists in Ukraine allow investigators free access to the site of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash, the French president's office said.

The three leaders agreed that Vladimir Putin must do more to ensure free access to the MH17 site. Credit: Guido Bergmann/DPA

"The president ... spoke this morning with Mrs Angela Merkel and Mr. David Cameron," President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement. "They agreed to demand from Mr. Putin today that he ensure that Ukrainian separatists allow emergency workers and investigators free and complete access at last to the site of the MH17 disaster to accomplish their mission."

"If Russia does not immediately take the necessary measures, the European Union will act in consequence at the Council of Foreign Affairs taking place on Tuesday."

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