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Asia stocks fall as fighting in Ukraine reaches nuclear plant

Japan's Nikkei down 2.23% as markets in South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore drop

The Nikkei 225 fell 2.4% in the first hour of morning trading on March 4. (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama)

TOKYO -- Asian shares fell broadly on Friday as a fire during Russian shelling of a nuclear power plant in Ukraine stoked fears of a radiation leak.

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