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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Explosions reported in Ukrainian city of Donetsk

Loud explosions have been heard in the centre of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk this morning, witnesses said.

Donetsk is one of the cities at the heart of the uprising against Kiev from pro-Russian rebels.

Ukraine's prime minister Petro Poroshenko has vowed to retake the city as part of what Kiev calls its "anti-terrorist operation" against separatist fighters.

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