Tue, 05 Jul 2022

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong shares ended higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Hang Seng Index up 3.27 percent to close at 20,602.52 points.

The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index gained 3.67 percent to end at 7,076.80 points, while the Hang Seng Tech Index rose 5.78 percent to close at 4,272.95 points. (Hong Kong-Stocks)

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CANBERRA -- Millions of Australian workers will be granted access to paid domestic violence leave following a landmark decision by the workplace tribunal handed down on Monday.

In a provisional decision, the full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) ruled that workers should be able to access 10 days of family and domestic violence (FDV) leave every year at their base rate of pay. (Australia-Domestic Violence Leave)

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NEW DELHI -- Heavy rains triggering floods and landslides over the past few days have affected thousands of people in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials said Tuesday.

According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the floods have hit 20 districts in the state and affected a population of nearly 200,000. (India-Assam-Floods)

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TOKYO -- Japan is not considering building any new nuclear power plants, the country's industry minister said Tuesday, despite concerns over the nation's energy security.

"Taking into account the Ukraine crisis and concerns over a power supply crunch, we will make the most of what we have, including nuclear power," Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Koichi Hagiuda told a press briefing. (Japan-Energy)

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