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Palestine may get UN boost

The UN Security Council will meet tomorrow to formally consider the Palestinian request for full state membership of the world body.

In a statement to reporters in New York yesterday, Council President Nawaf Salam said the council had decided to take up a decision on referring the issue for further consideration in two days time.

He gave no other details of the Security Council session.

Mr Salam, of Lebanon, holds this month's rotating presidency of the Security Council.

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