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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: Other countries must not meddle in Russia's affairs

Vladimir Putin has said other countries must not meddle in Russia's internal affairs as preparations are being made to fly the bodies of flight MH17 victims back to the Netherlands.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said countries must not meddle in Russia's internal affairs. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Russian president said there has been an increase in the use of the words "ultimatums and sanctions" when dealing with his country and he called for more dialogue.

Russia will do "everything it can" to influence separatists in Ukraine to allow for a full investigation into the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight, Putin added.

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