Four killed in Pacific island protest over cost of local air travel

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    The French government has tried to calm tensions on the south Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia after four people died and 23 were injured in clashes during a protest at the high cost of local air travel.
    Two armed groups clashed on Saturday night outside the airport on Maré, a small island of 6,000 people, one of several that make up France's exotic "overseas collectivity".
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/07/new-caledonia-mare-airport-four-killed
     
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