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Reuters

Asian shares edge up after Wall Street gains

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.1 percent on the day, but up more than 1 percent for the month. Japan's Nikkei stock average (.N225) added about 0.8 percent, clawing back some of the 1.1 percent lost the previous session, its biggest one-day drop in two weeks. Mostly upbeat data released before the market open showed Japan's core consumer inflation slowed for a fifth…