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MIDDLE EAST

Armed Jewish settlers rampaged through the curfew-bound West Bank town of Ramallah on the fourth anniversary of the intifada yesterday, protesting against the killing of a settler by Palestinians there. The settlers smashed house and car windows and posted leaflets warning Palestinians they could not kill Jews with impunity.... Jordan's King Hussein, in remarks published yesterday in the United News of India, rejected Israeli demands to move Middle East peace talks to the region. Israel wants to win the recognition that would go with holding the talks in both Israel and Arab capitals. UNITED STATES

The 112-year-old Dallas Times Herald published its final edition yesterday, one day after selling most of its assets to rival Dallas Morning News's parent company. During the past year, more than 100 potential investors or buyers were unsuccessfully contacted about purchasing the Times Herald.... Helen Thomas, veteran UPI White House bureau chief, will assume the vice presidency of the Gridiron Club Jan. 1, making her the first woman to serve as an officer of the prestigious journalism organization. She is now in line to take over the presidency of the group.... Agriculture Secretary Edward Madigan and European Community Farm Commissioner Ray MacSharry said Sunday that progress was made in their weekend negotiations to revive flagging world trade reform talks. …