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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 PM calls on Russia to act to improve site access

The Dutch prime minister said he is prepared to push for "all political, economic and financial options" against Russia if access did not improve to the area in eastern Ukraine where the Malaysian flight went down, killing all 298 people on board.

Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Credit: Reuters

Mark Rutte told his parliament that the government's priority was to recover and identify the bodies of the passengers, 193 of whom were Dutch. He said:

It is clear that Russia must use her influence on the separatists to improve the situation on the ground.

If in the coming days access to the disaster area remains inadequate, then all political, economic and financial options are on the table against those who are directly or indirectly responsible for that.

– Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister

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