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.

View all 361 updates ›

Rebels 'stealing possessions from MH17 victims'

Pro-Russian separatists have been accused of stealing possessions from the victims of MH17 as their bodies lie among the airliner's wreckage.

Pro-Russian separatists have been accused of stealing from the victims of the disaster. Credit: Reuters

Ukrainian officials claim rebels have allowed cash and credit cards to be stolen from the dead, the Telegraph reports.

The Dutch prime minister earlier said he was shocked by the "completely disrespectful behaviour" of rebels after images appeared to show some picking through the personal belongings of victims.

International leaders have demanded that the 298 victims were treated with respect, amid claims bodies were being left to rot at the scene in eastern Ukraine.

More on this story