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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Hammond to try push for further sanctions on Russia

Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond will lead British efforts in Brussels today to persuade European Union counterparts to further ratchet up sanctions on Moscow in an effort to force Russian president Vladimir Putin to change tack.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Credit: PA

Earlier today, a UK expert was said to have been among international representatives waiting to start the process of identifying the remains when they arrive in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.

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