Tikrit: provincial governing 'missing'

Iraqi security officials have said that the provincial governor based in the city of Tikrit is missing, the Associated Press is reporting.

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Islamic State leader calls for jihad in audio message

The leader of the Islamic State, formerly Isis, has released the first audiotape calling for jihad since the group renamed. The group is currently battling Iraqi forces across large parts of the country.