40 Indian construction workers 'kidnapped in Iraq'

India's foreign ministry says 40 Indian construction workers have been kidnapped from the Iraqi city of Mosul, which has been taken over by Islamist militant group Isis.

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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.