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Asian shares fall amid geopolitical tensions

Asian shares dropped on Thursday as U.S.-Russia tensions on Syria and hawkish coments from the Federal Reserve caused worries among traders.

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Japan's Nikkei dipped 0.1%, with manufacturing, materials and technology stocks led the decline.

The Shanghai Composite Index slumped 0.8%, while Taiwan’s Taiex was down 0.2%.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index lost 0.2%. South Korea’s Kospi slipped less than 0.1%. Australian shares eased 0.2%.

The losses came after the Wall Street's intraday drop overnight as President Donald Trump tweeted that Moscow to “get ready” for incoming U.S. missiles in Syria.

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