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Palestinians win upgraded UN status

30 November 2012 Last updated at 07:01 GMT

The UN General Assembly has voted to grant the Palestinians non-member observer state status - a move opposed by Israel and the US.

Earlier, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the assembly the vote was the "last chance to save the two-state solution" with Israel.

The assembly voted 138-9 in favour, with 41 nations abstaining. Nations including Israel and the US opposed the move.

Barbara Plett reports.