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The following is the second summary of major stories moved by Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday.

  
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Bipartisan row heats up over missing inter-Korean summit transcript
SEOUL -- Rival parties wrangled Tuesday over who is to blame for the missing transcript of South Korea's 2007 summit with North Korea as both parties sought to bring the snowballing scandal under control.

   The scandal began last year with allegations that late South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun from the opposition bloc seriously undermined the country's sovereignty by offering to surrender the western maritime border with the North during his 2007 summit with then North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

  
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Gov't to beef up education on school violence prevention
SEOUL -- The government said Tuesday it will create programs to prevent school violence and bullying, and put them on the regular curriculum by 2017.

   The country has been grappling with unrelenting violence at schools, which led to a series of suicides by bullied students in 2011. In the wake of the tragic incidents, the Prime Minister's Office set up a pan-governmental commission to deal with the issue.

  
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N. Korea halts work on long-range rocket launch site: think tank
SEOUL -- North Korea has halted all new construction at a long-range rocket launch facility on its east coast, a U.S. think tank said Tuesday, citing recent satellite imagery.

   According to 38 North, an analysis program of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, no construction work has been carried out at the Musudan-ri facility for the past eight months.

  
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Renowned TV producer found dead in apparent suicide
SEONGNAM, South Korea -- A renowned TV producer-director, whose credits include the '90s smash-hit soap opera "Sandglass," was found dead Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said.

   The body of Kim Jong-hak, 62, was discovered by a building custodian in a small rented room in Bundang, south of Seoul, around 10 a.m., officers said, adding that a suicide note and burned-out coal briquettes were found in the bathroom.

  
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(LEAD) S. Korea resolute on Kaesong safeguards: official
SEOUL -- South Korea remains resolute on demanding solid safeguards to prevent a recurrence of the work stoppage at an inter-Korean factory park in the communist country, a government official said Tuesday.

   The Kaesong Industrial Complex has remained shut down since early April as the North unilaterally withdrew its workers from South Korean companies there amid high inter-Korean tensions. The two sides have held five rounds of talks to reopen the industrial zone but to no avail.

  
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Gov't to revamp financial regulatory system by next year
SEOUL -- The South Korean government said Tuesday it will split its financial regulator into two separate bodies by next year to beef up consumer protection functions in the local financial regulatory system.

   The Financial Services Commission (FSC), the country's top financial regulator, rolled out the final plan to break up the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) and set up an independent consumer protection agency that's separate from the FSS by the second quarter of 2014.

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