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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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White House: US 'not considering ground troops in Iraq'

The US government is not considering sending ground troops to Iraq, the White House has said.

It comes after President Obama said his administration was considering "all options" to combat the threat of Islamist group ISIS.

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