Obama's update on Iraq situation has been delayed

President Barack Obama's statement on Iraq due to take place at the White House has been delayed by half an hour.

Obama is expected to speak on the current situation in the country at 6.15pm after a meeting with his national security team.

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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.