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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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Putin: We must ensure absolute security of monitors

Vladimir Putin under pressure over MH17 probe. Credit: PA

Russia will do all that it can to help Ukraine to sit down at the negotiating table, the country's President has said. In a statement made by the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin called for the safety of international observers as an investigation in to the Malaysian airliner crash continues.

Everything must be done to ensure the safety of international experts on the scene. Today there are already working representatives of Donbass, Donetsk, representatives of Ministry of Ukraine, experts Malaysia. But this is not enough.

A full team of experts under the auspices of ICAO, the corresponding international commission need to work at the crash site. We must do everything to ensure its full and absolute security, ensure necessities for its operation humanitarian corridors.

– Vladimir Putin, Kremlin

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