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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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Dutch launch investigation into MH17 'war crimes'

An investigation into the Malaysia Airlines disaster has been launched in the Netherlands, with prosecutors probing whether war crimes were committed in the downing of the airliner.

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has threatened tough action against Russia if it does not do more to help. Credit: Reuters

Based on the Law on International Crimes, the Netherlands can prosecute any individual who committed a war crime against a Dutch citizen. The 298 people who were killed when the plane was downed over Ukraine included 193 Dutch citizens.

A spokesman said a Dutch public prosecutor was in Ukraine as part of the investigation.

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