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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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Abbott: MH17 crash probe 'absolutely shambolic'

Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine.

Tony Abbott told reporters: "Given the almost certain culpability of the Russian-backed rebels in the downing of the aircraft having those people in control of the site is a little like leaving criminals in control of a crime scene".

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