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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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EU meeting 'opportunity to send clear signal to Russia'

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said today's meeting with his EU counterparts was "an opportunity to send a very clear signal to Russia" over the downing of flight MH17.

Speaking as he entered the Brussels meeting, Mr Hammond said: "We're obviously pleased that there is movement now on repatriating victims, pleased that there is some access being granted to the site.

"But we mustn't forget the overall context - this terrible incident happened in the first place because of Russia's support to the separatists in eastern Ukraine, because of the flow of heavy weapons from Russia into eastern Ukraine, and we have to address that issue today."

"I shall be urging my colleagues and our partners to send a very clear and strong signal to Russia today," the Foreign Secretary added.

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