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Asian stocks tumble after heavy sell-off on Wall Street

Asian stock markets have slumped on Friday, extending a global equity sell-off after Wall Street had its worst day in more than two years. Japan’s main Nikkei 225 index shed 3.4% to 9,329.75. South Korea lost 4.2%, while Australia slid 2.4% On Thursday, shares in the US and Europe tumbled on fears about the strength of the US economic recovery and the eurozone…