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Asian equities slump as US-Iran crisis deepens

Energy-related stocks gain amid surge in Brent crude

HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares outside Japan extended losses on Monday as tensions between Washington and Tehran ratcheted up after a US airstrike killed a top Iranian commander.

The Nikkei Asia300 index fell 1.1% to close at 1,378.03, adding to Friday's 0.3% decline.

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