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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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Rebel leader: MH17 black boxes will be handed over

A pro-Russian separatist leader in Ukraine has confirmed that the black boxes from flight MH17 will be handed to Malaysian experts shortly.

The statement from Sergei Kavtaradze, an official of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, confirms what Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a press conference recently.

Earlier, Ukraine's deputy prime minister suggested that the pro-Russian rebels had tampered with the flight recorders after they were recovered from the scene.

"There is information that the recorders were in their hands all these days and they did certain things to them," Volodymyr Groysman told a press conference.

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