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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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Heavy fighting reported in Ukraine's Donetsk

Witnesses have described new rounds of heavy fighting in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

Two rebel-controlled tanks were seen heading towards the railway station in the eastern city of Donetsk, and the road was blocked in that direction.

A spokesman for Ukraine's military said the operation against "terrorists" in the east of the country was in an "active phase" but would not comment on where it was:

The active phase of the anti-terrorist operation is continuing. We are not about to announce any troop movements.

– Vladyslav Seleznyov, Ukraine military spokesperson

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