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Iran shares some information in nuclear probe, no breakthrough: IAEA

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday it had made incremental progress but no breakthrough in its inquiry into whether Iran may have researched an atom bomb, a sobering message that may dim chances for a deal between Tehran and big powers next month.


Dollar index on track for monthly gains on Fed lift-off expectations

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar index steadied on Friday and was set to resume a monthly winning streak after a break in April, with investors likely to look past soft first-quarter U.S. growth numbers after recent activity data pointed to a more sustained recovery.


Vivendi to book 4.2 billion euro pre-tax gain on GVT sale

PARIS (Reuters) - French media group Vivendi said on Friday it would book a 4.2 billion euro ($4.6 billion) pre-tax gain from the sale of Brazilian telecommunications company GVT, which would help it pay interim dividends.


Indian city offers way to beat the heat as 1,786 killed in heat wave

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to protect citizens from the rising mercury, climate experts said.


U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. No one realized anything was wrong until their limp, unconscious bodies were noticed beneath the surface.


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