Your Wednesday evening news catch-up

The New York Times has apologised if a controversial article on the Berkeley balcony tragedy gave the impression that the victims were to blame; Ryanair customers have been warned to check in before an online shutdown; and a Samsung keyboard security flaw could leave you exposed to hackers. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

Your Wednesday evening news catch-up

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New York Times apologises for Berkeley article

The New York Times has apologised if a controversial article on the Berkeley balcony tragedy gave the impression that the victims were to blame.

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Friends pay tribute to Berkeley balcony collapse victims

Friends and loved ones of those who died in the US balcony collapse have begun paying emotional tributes today.

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IRELAND

Ryanair customers warned to check in before online shutdown

Ryanair has today warned that its online check-in service will not be available from 7pm (Irish time) this Friday until 5am on Saturday.

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MOST READ: Berkeley balcony collapse: Building damned in web reviews

Noisy, with a disintegrating ceiling and prone to homeless people sleeping in the stairwell, the Library Gardens complex where six Irish students died yesterday has received damning online reviews since it opened less than a decade ago.

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SPORT

Ladies football referee quits after abuse sparked by 're***d' comment

A Westmeath-based garda has vowed to abandon his refereeing career following foul and abusive comments he received at a club game.

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MOST READ: Cork lack leaders and are ‘rudderless’ blasts Tomás Ó Sé

Tomás Ó Sé gives Cork little hope of turning over Kerry in the Munster final on July 5, and says the Rebels are more untrustworthy than Mayo.

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WORLD

Heavily pregnant woman loses baby after 'sickening' attack on UK street

A heavily pregnant woman has lost her baby after she was repeatedly kicked in the stomach in a “sickening” assault in the street.

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MOST READ: ‘Friends’ star Perry speaks out about addiction battle

Friends star Matthew Perry has spoken about overcoming his drug and alcohol addiction as he was reunited with his former co-star Lisa Kudrow to receive an award for his work with rehabilitation centres.

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ANALYSIS

GERARD HOWLIN: Labouring over election call — sometimes the trick is there is no trick

An early election would be a big risk for Fine Gael, but an even bigger one for Labour, writes Gerard Howlin

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LIFESTYLE

Michael Fassbender: Call him the Kerry cowboy

Michael Fassbender relished the thought of donning a Stetson and wielding a six-gun for his new western, writes Susan Griffin

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EXAMVIRAL

WATCH: Dog calms down owner with Asperger’s during self-harm meltdown

Danielle Jacobs has Asperger’s syndrome and suffers from depressive meltdowns and panic attacks.

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MOST READ: Broke Irish lad in Vegas selling his car on DoneDeal

We really feel for Mark.

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TECHNOW

Samsung keyboard security flaw could leave you exposed to hackers

Samsung’s default keyboard has a vulnerability, which could leave smartphone owners exposed.

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BUSINESS

Confirmed: James Murdoch to succeed father as Fox chief in July

James Murdoch is to succeed his father Rupert as chief executive of media giant 21st Century Fox at the start of next month, the company has confirmed.

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MOST READ: Why oil price will this year surge to $80 a barrel from $64

The oil market is working: High-cost production is being retired and new projects are delayed or cancelled while demand is again surging.

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SHOWBIZ

'Crazy Eyes' hilariously auditions for other Orange Is The New Black characters

Warning: Contains bad language - but it's Litchfield after all.

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New York Times apologises for Berkeley article

The New York Times has apologised if a controversial article on the Berkeley balcony tragedy gave the impression that the victims were to blame.

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