Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on July 29

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Friday, July 29.


Job market continues recovery in Q2; global headwinds such as inflation can dampen demand

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Retrenchments dipped to around 1,000 in the second quarter, rewriting the first quarter's record low of 1,320.

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Nurses to receive 'retention payment' to keep them in the profession: Ong Ye Kung

More details on the enhanced payment package will be announced on Nurses Day, which falls on Aug 1.

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S'pore manufacturers turn gloomy on outlook for first time since 2020

Firms in the services sector stayed positive as global travel resumed and Covid-19 curbs lifted.

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Biden-Xi call yielded nothing new, but that could be good news

"The conversation was substantive; it was in-depth and it was candid," said a senior US administration official.

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Giant screen crashes on stage in Hong Kong: One Mirror dancer in intensive care, inquiry ordered

In footage from the concert, audience members scream after the video screen lands directly on one dancer.

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Philippines reports first case of monkeypox; virus found in returning Filipino

He has already been discharged and is undergoing isolation and monitoring at home.

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Over 6kg of drugs worth $313k seized in Sentosa hotel room, Shenton Way residence

Two Singaporeans, a 41-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, were arrested for suspected drug trafficking activities.

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Blistering British heatwave made at least 10 times more likely by climate change

Without human-induced climate change, the event would have been far more unlikely, the study said.

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Tanglin Club embroiled in saga involving ex-president's university qualifications

Some members are calling for Mr Yeoh En Lai's term of presidency to be voided.

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Gem of a store: 4 new jewellery stores designed around human connection

Meet the home-grown jewellery brands taking the retail experience to the next level.

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