Heavy downpours wreak havoc in Istanbul, flooding historic Grand Bazaar
Several roads across Istanbul and a section of the city's main highways have been submerged, city officials said
Apple takes art to city streets to augment reality
The Apple augmented reality tool, active in six cities, superimposes digital images on landmarks but some fear a tech takeover of public space
OPINION: Let data drive urban planning in Mozambique
Mozambique is struggling to address challenges from migration to population growth and inadequate urban planning - could data help?
FACTBOX-From airports to schools to hotels - the spaces scanning faces
Computers have become adept at identifying people by matching a scan of their facial features against a photograph, but critics say the technology is still prone to errors
ANALYSIS - No sex and drugs: Moscow regulates graffiti, but who owns the streets?
Moscow has banned depictions of sex and drugs from its walls under new restrictions sparking a debate on who owns the streets
FACTBOX-Seven capital cities that were built from scratch
Indonesia is set to move its capital away from crowded Jakarta to Borneo. Here are seven other capital cities that have moved
Neighbors frown at California emoji house's 'bullying' paint job
Irate neighbors are not sure what they hate most about a local house's paint job - the garish pink color, the 'bullying' imagery or the fact that the home is drawing curious crowds
Nose for a problem: Barcelona tests first global odour map
An app-based project aims to snuff out scents using the collective power of crowdsourcing in Barcelona
Royal capital to 'smart city': Myanmar's Mandalay gets high-tech makeover, sparks 'spy' fears
Some of the attempts to push through change have met with resistance from activists concerned that smart technology could allow authorities to more closely surveil them
As garbage piles up in Tunisian cities, waste pickers demand recognition
'When decision makers start to see it (waste) like a harvest, they will understand that it means development'