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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.

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Iraq situation presents 'security crisis' for Obama

The situation in Iraq presents a security crisis for US President Barack Obama and his advisers.

As US airstrikes may be needed to halt the ISIS militants, the President is facing accusations of abandoning Iraq after the removal of US military from Baghdad in 2011.

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