Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on June 5

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Sunday, June 5.

About 23,000 civil servants to get pay rise of between 5% and 14% from August

This will allow the civil service to keep pace with the market and continue to attract and retain talent, said the PSD.

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Next Covid-19 wave could emerge as people's antibodies wane: Ong Ye Kung

This could lead to a rise in Covid-19 cases in July or August, he said.

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NDP ticket applications open on Monday; attendees must be fully vaccinated

Ticketed NDP shows, which will be held at the floating platform at Marina Bay, are back this year after a two-year hiatus.

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S'pore launches national strategy to tackle growing problem of marine litter

Singapore cannot work alone as the problem is a transboundary one.

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Unvaccinated travellers likely to face quarantine for up to two more years: Airlines association chief

Mr Subhas Menon said vaccinations remain a necessary safeguard with the pandemic still ongoing.

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Police warn of increase in banking-related phishing scams; victims lose $114,000

One ruse involved telling the victim that he is under investigation for transferring large sums of money to another bank.

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Staycations remain popular during June school holidays even as global travel resumes

Hotels said staycations have remained popular, as many people are still cautious about travelling overseas.

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What I wish I had known at 19 about sexual harassment

Something like a pat on the thigh, or any other touch that might make the recipient feel uncomfortable, threatened, intimidated or distressed can be considered inappropriate.

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Russian warplanes hit Kyiv with missiles, says Ukraine

Russia’s Defence Ministry said it had fired rockets at Kyiv from long distance and destroyed T-72 tanks and armoured vehicles supplied by eastern European countries.

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'I only have 1 mother, there's no sacrifice': Man who gave up job to care for bedridden mum

His savings enabled him to stop working and his siblings chipped in to support his mother’s care. 

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