Your Thursday evening news catch-up

The American Ireland Fund has donated US $100,000 to help those affected by the Berkeley balcony collapse; The Department of Finance is having discussions on what to do in the event of a Greek exit from the eurozone; and a white man suspected of killing nine people inside an historic black church has been captured in North Carolina. Here’s this evening’s irishexaminer.com catch-up.

Your Thursday evening news catch-up

TOP STORIES

American fund donates $100,000 to Berkeley Irish groups

The American Ireland Fund has donated US $100,000 to help those affected by the Berkeley balcony collapse.

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IRELAND

Noonan: Ireland having 'high-level' discussion on Greek exit

The Department of Finance is having discussions at a high level with the NTMA and the Irish Central bank on what to do in the event of a Greek exit from the eurozone, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said.

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MOST READ: Man gets eight years for ‘racist’ headbutt attack

A sentence of eight years was imposed yesterday on the man who carried out a head-butt assault on a man in Cork city centre in an unprovoked attack which the judge described as vicious, cowardly and one which probably had “some element of racism.”

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SPORT

Schweinsteiger pays tribute to tragic Berkeley victim Nick Schuster

German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger has paid tribute to Nick Schuster, one of the six Irish students who died after a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California on Monday night.

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MOST READ: Waterford power blows Cork away

Waterford 1-21 Cork 1-11: Shane Bennett didn’t travel on the team bus to Páirc Uí Rinn, his father Pat transporting him across the border.

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WORLD

Suspect in custody following church shooting

A white man suspected of killing nine people inside an historic black church has been captured in North Carolina.

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MOST READ: Woman to appear on $10 note in US

The US Department of the Treasury has confirmed that the process to feature a woman’s face on paper currency will commence.

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ANALYSIS

VICTORIA WHITE: It’s time that Ireland weaned itself off ‘supplementary’ bottles

We are treating children for conditions they would not have if they had been breast-fed, writes Victoria White

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LIFESTYLE

The bald truth: How we react to women with hair loss

Long, luscious hair is considered feminine, so Anthony Griffin photographed sufferers of alopecia — partial or total hair loss — to test our reactions to bald women, says Ellie O’Byrne

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EXAMVIRAL

Today is the 10th anniversary of David Tennant as ’The Doctor’

Doctor Who fans probably don’t need us to remind them but for all others this day is a very special day in the Whovian calendar.

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MOST READ: 6 reasons we hope Charlize Theron and Sean Penn haven't split

In a world of bland celebrity couples, Charlize Theron and Sean Penn seemed to be the real deal.

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TECHNOW

Halo 5 dev clarifies multiplayer microtransactions

Halo 5 will feature microtransactions, a point that has worried fans of the franchise. Halo 5 development chief Josh Holmes has tried to address concerns in a post on Halo Waypoint.

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BUSINESS

Dublin still popular with Irish tourists 'despite 17% increase in hotel prices'

Irish tourists continue to flock to Dublin this summer, despite a €22 average increase in hotel prices per night, according to research from Trivago.ie.

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MOST READ: Home loans slump to 10-year low

The squeeze on first-time buyers has intensified as the amount of home loan credit has shrunk to the lowest level for 10 years, official figures show.

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SHOWBIZ

For some reason Taylor Swift’s belly button is breaking the Internet

Yesterday it was cat memes, today it’s Taylor swift’s belly button.

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MOST READ RIGHT NOW

The worlds first HD videos of Earth from space are pretty amazing

From space, the Earth must look like a very peaceful place, far from the hustle of streets and way above the drone of airplanes circumnavigating the globe. But even from that far away a closer look can reveal incredible detail.

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