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UN: British PM backs Palestinian state

Barack Obama has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he will veto his bid for UN membership, as he tried to persuade him to drop the plans.

Diplomatic efforts for Palestinian UN membership have intensified, with Mr Abbas preparing to submit a written application to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Friday.

Ahead of delivering his speech at the UN, UK Prime Minister David Cameron spoke of Britain's policy of support for a Palestinian state.

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