Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Sept 14

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, Sept 14.


Vacancies shrink as more jobs filled; total employment in Q2 near pre-pandemic level

Total employment has reached 99.5 per cent of the pre-pandemic level in December 2019.

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Singapore approves Moderna's first bivalent Covid-19 booster jab

It is authorised for people aged 18 and above who have already received their primary series vaccination.

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Luxury goods scam: 6 civil cases filed to recover money paid for Rolex watches, other items

The claimants are seeking to recover more than $6.7 million in total.

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Condo and HDB rentals in August continue growth trend, more units leased

The figures mark the 20th straight month of expansion for condo rents and 26th for HDB rent.

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Lawyer Jeffrey Ong, who fled Singapore after $33m of client's money went missing, struck off rolls

He faces 76 charges, including for criminal breach of trust, forgery and cheating.

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Police reports lodged against fitness studios that allegedly closed down overnight

Some customers said they bought packages as the studios appeared proper and had outlets in malls.

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FAS president Lim Kia Tong dies aged 70

He was the governing body's first elected president after winning the election in 2017 and was re-elected unopposed in 2021.

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Russia suffers setback in Ukraine but talk of Putin's demise is exaggerated

The Russian leader has often been written off in his 20 years in power - only to bounce back with greater vigour, says global affairs correspondent Jonathan Eyal.

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Li Ling Yung-Hryniewiecki is first S'porean woman to swim across the English Channel

She completed the 34km journey in just under 13 hours.

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Singapore family stuck overnight in Turkey after getting bumped off overbooked flight

They had to travel for an hour and a half to a hotel that was in the middle of an industrial area and whose amenities were subpar.

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