(Associated Press) Internet giant Google has placed the name “Palestine” on its search engine instead of “Palestinian Territories” in recognition of the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral bid at the United Nations, the U.S. company said on Friday, according to AFP.

The domain name www.google.ps now brings up a homepage with “Palestine” written underneath the Google logo.

The change took effect on Wednesday, Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said in a statement quoted by AFP.

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