Australia and NZ begin New Caledonia evacuation

The unrest began last week following a decision by lawmakers in Paris to permit more French residents to vote in local elections, a change that indigenous leaders claim will diminish the political influence of native people.

France’s prime minister has announced that a teenage girl will face legal action from the state for falsely accusing her headteacher of assaulting her during a heated altercation regarding her wearing of an Islamic head-covering.