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Asia stocks snap back into the red on lingering N.Korea tensions

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By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks turned lower on Thursday as investors fretted about the latest flare-up of tensions between the United States and North Korea, sending Seoul shares skidding to two-month lows even as the previous day's rush into safe-haven assets appeared to slow. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.68 percent, snapping a brief foray into positive territory early in the day and extended losses from Wednesday.Japan's Nikkei also handed back earlier gains and was a shade lower.Shanghai dipped 0.3 percent and Hong Kong's Hang ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 09:16 IST