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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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MH17 bodies 'should not be used as pawns in conflict'

Australia's foreign minister has called for the "immediate" cessation of "contamination" of the Malaysian airliner crash site, as separatists come under pressure to allow independent monitors on the scene. Julie Bishop said in a statement:

This is not a time to use bodies as hostages or pawns in the Ukrainian-Russian conflict. It is time for these bodies to be brought home and it’s time for an investigation into who is responsible for this atrocity to begin.

– Julie Bishop, Australian Foreign Minister

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