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Tokyo: Stocks tumble as US-North Korea tensions mount


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks dropped Wednesday as investors pressed the sell button in response to soaring tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 1.29 per cent, or 257.30 points, to end the day at 19,738.71 while the Topix index of all first-section issues fell 1.07 per cent, or 17.42 points, to 1,617.90.


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