People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Tokyo's Nikkei 225 that fell 65.24 points to 18,361.60 in Tokyo, Friday, April 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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Tokyo's benchmark index Friday fell to its lowest close this year as geopolitical fears spiked after the US dropped a massive bomb in Afghanistan.The Nikkei 225 dropped 0.49 percent, or 91.21 points, to end the session at 18,335.63, marking a weekly loss of 1.76 percent.The broader Topix index of all first-section issues meanwhile fell 0.63 percent, or 9.24 points, to 1,459.07 . In other Asian markets, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.91 percent, or 29.89 points, to 3,246.07 .The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, fell 1.39 percent, or 28.02 points, to 1,986.65 .South Korea's Kospi ended the day 0.64 percent, or 13.73 points, lower at 2,134.88 .
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