What We Know About Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_2907e49c58.jpgAlexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Two days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 was shot down while flying above eastern Ukraine, investigators from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) arrived at the debris field on Saturday after world leaders raised concerns about the status and safety of the wreckage. Malaysia Airlines also released its passenger manifest Saturday, identifying the 298 people on board MH 17 who came from 11 different countries.

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Bodies Remain in Malaysia Airlines Debris Field 48 Hours After Downing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_7f0759089a.jpgAlexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Malaysia Airlines flight 17 remains scattered across Ukraine Saturday, 48 hours after the plane downed, killing the 298 people on board. The crash site has been described as the biggest crime scene in the world. International inspectors say they've been given some access, but Ukraine has accused pro-Russian separatists who control the fields where the plane went down of trying to destroy evidence.

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UN Figures Estimate 2,417 Killed in Iraq in June

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_5a05481d17.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (BAGHDAD) -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq released casualty figures for the month of June on Friday, in which the mission noted the highest number of civilian casualties this year. In the month of June, a staggering 1,531 civilians were reportedly killed, including 270 civilian police. An additional 1,763 civilians were injured, according to the UNAMI.

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Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline Extended to November

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_4374032715.jpgHemera/Thinkstock (VIENNA) -- In a statement, European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced an extension in the Iran nuclear talks. Citing progress made in recent talks between all of the P5+1 foreign ministers, the statement said that talks will continue through a new deadline of November 24. Still, the statement said, "there are...significant gaps on some core issues which will require more time and effort."

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What Israel's 'Significant Expansion' in Gaza Could Mean

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_d9e1e3b77e.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (JERUSALEM) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that one of his options in his Gaza ground offensive is a "significant expansion," but experts said Friday there are a few likely moves. Netanyahu sent thousands of troops, accompanied by tanks, into Gaza Thursday night and the offensive showed no signs of easing Friday.

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