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On site: Clashes in New Caledonia ahead of constitutional vote


Smoke billows from a night of rioting in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, where vehicles were torched and shops looted. The unrest erupted Monday as protesters demonstrated against a constitutional reform being debated in the national assembly in Paris that aims to expand the electorate in the territory's provincial elections. Authorities announced a night-time curfew Tuesday and a ban on public gatherings after protests against proposed voting reforms that have angered those in favor of independence.

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