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    Rebels Sawed MH17 Cockpit in Half

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    Not content with rummaging through the belongings of the dead, scaring off investigators, and holding bodies hostage, pro-Russian rebels at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 sawed the cockpit in half. International investigators found the tampered piece of evidence when they were allowed on site Tuesday. And that’s not all. “The rear part of the aircraft, one of the biggest intact pieces, has definitely been hacked into,” said a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. On Monday night, rebels handed over the plane’s black boxes to the Malaysian government. Refrigerated rail cars holding more than 200 bodies were allowed to leave the area. A cargo plane will deliver them to the Netherlands on Wednesday. 

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