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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.
By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks hit a seven-week high on Wednesday as oil prices showed some signs of life, supporting battered resource shares and emerging economy currencies, while Tokyo shares fell after the Bank of Japan stood pat on policy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 1.1 percent, rising above its Sept 18 peak to reach its highest level since late August. Japan's Nikkei , however, fell 0.7 percent and the yen rose as much as 0.4 percent to 119.75 to the dollar after the Bank of Japan maintained its policy.