Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on June 23

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, June 23.


 

S'pore core inflation jumps to 13-year high of 3.6% in May amid rising food prices

Core inflation is expected to pick up further in the coming months before moderating towards the end of the year.

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S'pore unlikely to roll back Covid-19 rules due to wave driven by Omicron subvariants: Experts

They say the country is in a good position to deal with the next wave.

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Two toddlers rescued from fire in Marsiling; 60 residents evacuated

SCDF said that it was alerted to the fire at 218 Marsiling Crescent around 10.40pm on Wednesday.

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MOM raising safety officer requirements for worksites, reviewing penalty system

The review comes as the 27th workplace fatality this year was reported on Wednesday.

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Court allows Healing the Divide founder Iris Koh to leave S'pore for cancer treatment

She will have to pay additional cash bail of $30,000 and provide full details of her travel itinerary to her investigation officer.

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Singapore regulator MAS vows to be 'unrelentingly hard' on crypto

MAS' chief fintech officer also questioned the value of private cryptocurrencies.

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US recession will drag Asia's growth but the region may avoid a sharp downturn, analysts say

Chances are that Singapore and most Asian economies will avoid a deep and prolonged downturn, writes senior correspondent Ovais Subhani.

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Singapore Red Cross pledges $50,000 to support Afghanistan earthquake victims

The 6.1 magnitude earthquake destroyed hundreds of homes in Afghanistan's south-eastern provinces.

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US artistic swimmer faints, coach rescues her from bottom of pool at World C'ships

Her coach plunged in to save her 'because the lifeguards weren't doing it'.

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Pop-ups are back and more immersive than ever

With experiential retail the new buzzword, fashion and beauty brands are trying to outdo one another with lavish pop-up concepts to court customers.

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