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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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Obama: Putin must compel rebels to allow full access

President Barack Obama has urged Russia to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to allow international investigators access to the MH17 crash site.

Speaking to the media outside the White House, President Obama said that President Putin has "direct responsibility" to compel separatists to co-operate with the international investigation into the incident.

Mr Obama also said that the burden is now on Russia to insist that separatists stop tampering with the investigation and that "now is the time" for President Putin to pivot away from his strategy he has taken in Ukraine.

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