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Review: Asia Pacific markets fall widely

Asian shares slipped on Thursday as investors took profit after recent gains amid rising Korean tensions.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares slumped 1 percent.

Japan's Nikkei retreated 0.1 percent. South Korea's KOSPI tumbled 1.2 percent to a two-month trough.

The Hang Seng Index dropped 0.9 percent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index dipped 0.1 percent.

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