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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Kurdish forces 'in full control' of Kirkuk

Kurdish forces have taken "full control" in the city of Kirkuk after Iraqi army forces fled, Reuters have reported, citing a Peshmerga spokesman.

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