Asian-Pacific markets fell Wednesday as concerns about an attack on Syria by the U.S. and its allies sent investors worldwide fleeing from risk. Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 1.5%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 1.6%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gave up 1%. China's Shanghai Composite and South Korea's Kospi each slid 0.1%. India's Sensex was up 0.2%.

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