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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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Key Iraqi oil refinery 'still under government control'

Iraq's largest oil refinery at Baiji is still under government control, after Sunni rebels' offensive through northern Iraq, Iraq Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said.

Luaibi said Iraq was not importing any additional fuel and stored supplies of gasoline and diesel were good.

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