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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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John Kerry: Iraqi leadership must 'represent all Iraqis'

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that the US would like to see the Iraqi people find leadership that is prepared to represent all Iraqis.

Kerry was speaking in Cairo at the start of a Middle East tour during which he is expected to visit Iraq, where Sunni militants have seized swathes of territory and large amounts of weaponry from Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's troops.

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