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New York's Hottest New Trend: Clubbing for Kids

The music's thumping, the dance floor's packed and the bar's bustling. Welcome to one of New York's hottest nightclubs and a new generation of clubbers: six-year-olds.

The VIP Room threw open its doors to children aged six to 12 on a Sunday afternoon to give them a taste of the nightclub, electronic music and dance scene in New York's uber trendy Meatpacking District.

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Warsaw Museum Sheds Light on 1,000-Year History of Poland's Jews

The Israeli and Polish presidents on Tuesday hailed a Warsaw museum chronicling the vibrant 1,000-year history of Poland's Jewish community devastated by the Holocaust, as an investment in future ties between their countries.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews was "symbolic of our looking to the future", speaking in the Polish capital on his first trip abroad since having taken office in July.

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Luxury Train Pulls into Tehran amid Western Tourism Push

A luxury train filled with Western tourists pulled into Tehran on Monday, after an almost two-week journey from Budapest taking in Iranian cities that reportedly cost up to $31,000 a head.

Around 70 passengers, mostly from Britain and Australia, visited the cities of Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd before reaching the Iranian capital where the travelers will spend two days before flying home.

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Family Tortures, Kills Indian Woman for 'Witchcraft'

A woman has been tortured and beaten to death by her in-laws in central India on suspicion of being a witch and practicing black magic, police said Monday.

Police in the central state of Chhattisgarh said relatives attacked the 55-year-old widow on Sunday after claiming her witchcraft had caused her nephew's ill health.

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Photographers Provide Revealing Look into Beirut Life

A non-profit organization dedicated to mobilizing citizens to document the present state of the city using photography, organized the second annual Beirut Photo Marathon last month.

Ninety five photographers took to the streets of the city to produce 12 compelling photos each in 12 hours on 12 themes providing a revealing look into life in Beirut, said the organization FRAME in a press release.

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NYC Mmuseum Plans Basquiat Exhibition

The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches.

"Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks" will run at the Brooklyn Museum from April 3 through Aug. 23.

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Mormon Founder Had Teen Bride during Polygamy Days

The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says most of Smith's wives were between 20 and 40 years old. One of them, however, was a 14-year-old girl who was the daughter of Smith's close friends.

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New Museum Brings Poland's Jewish Past Back to Life

A millennium of Jewish history in Poland was obliterated by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. Now, a new Warsaw museum is celebrating a lost Jewish community that was the world's largest and most vibrant.

"We are reconstructing something that was completely destroyed," says Dariusz Stola, director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, whose core exhibition opens Tuesday.

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Steinbeck Heirs Fight over Control of Movie Rights

Author John Steinbeck's heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author's books.

Steinbeck's surviving son, Thomas Steinbeck, and the wife of another son, Nancy Steinbeck, filed a petition Oct. 10 with the California Labor Commission claiming the RSWG Literary Agency and agent Geoffrey Sanford were negotiating Hollywood deals without consulting them.

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Used to Rebuild Warsaw, Jewish Tombstones Return to Cemeteries

Two-year-old Krzys zooms down a slide in Warsaw and shrieks with delight, paying no mind to the workmen who are busy demolishing the playground walls.

At first glance, there is nothing special about the old walls. But take a closer look and it becomes apparent that a couple of stones are inscribed with Hebrew.

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