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Russia’s Emergency Ministry wants to teach you a Pokémon lesson

When catching Pokémon be sure to stay away from potential danger spots, such as the Mir Mine in Siberia (Original image: Staselnik under a CC licence)

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations has weighed in on the Pokémon GO gaming craze by offering safety advice.

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Istrian town of Grožnjan to host Croatia’s largest open-air art show

  • Istrian town of Grožnjan to host Croatia’s largest open-air art show

    (Image: tzrovinj)

  • Istrian town of Grožnjan to host Croatia’s largest open-air art show

    (Image: tzrovinj)

The town of Grožnjan, set on Croatia's Istrian peninsula, will soon welcome the country's largest open-air art exhibition — Grisia.

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Photo of the week: glimpse inside a Polish resort in off-season

Jeziorsko Lake (2016) from After Season by Adam Wilkoszarski

Our photo of the week was taken by Adam Wilkoszarski at Jeziorsko Lake in central Poland — a man-made reservoir built in the 1980s to prevent flooding which later turned into a summer resort. 

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Russian authorities announce social media spying plans

(Image: Yuri Samoilov under a CC licence)

The Russian Interior Ministry has announced plans to buy software that will allow it to spy on users of online social networks.

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Skopje holds first International Print Biennale

  • Skopje holds first International Print Biennale

    (Image: Skopje Summer Festival / Facebook)

  • Skopje holds first International Print Biennale

    (Image: Skopje Summer Festival / Facebook)

Macedonia held its first International Print Biennale on Wednesday in Skopje.

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Pimp My Pump: Zagreb artists give water pumps a vibrant touch

(Source: Pimp My Pump / Facebook)

Forget a fridge magnet, if you're visiting Zagreb this summer what you want to bring home is a water pump.

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Check out these tiny prefab houses by Estonian design collective Kodasema

  • Check out these tiny prefab houses by Estonian design collective Kodasema

    KODA by Kodasema (Image: Paul Kuimet)

  • Check out these tiny prefab houses by Estonian design collective Kodasema

    KODA by Kodasema (Image: Paul Kuimet)

  • Check out these tiny prefab houses by Estonian design collective Kodasema

    KODA by Kodasema (Image: Paul Kuimet)

Dreaming of a new city? Craving the countryside? These tiny prefabricated mobile houses by Estonian design collective Kodasema could be for you.

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Exhibition: immerse yourself in a voice controlled laser installation

Image: Marija Bozinovska Jones

Is it possible to step straight from URL into IRL? A new group show by ::MK-DOS:: collective opening in Berlin tonight questions the effect of our online experiences and interactions on everyday life through a range of sculpture, performance, video and mixed media installations. 

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Michelangelo’s David to get St Petersburg fashion makeover

(Image: Michelangelo-Creation of the World in St P / Facebook)

A replica of Michelangelo's David is set to get a style overhaul after causing controversy in St Petersburg.

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Take a look at this forest on the side of a Moscow museum

  • Take a look at this forest on the side of a Moscow museum

    Forests Anna Krivtsova

  • Take a look at this forest on the side of a Moscow museum

    Forests Anna Krivtsova

Check out the new Forests installation on the facade of Moscow's Polytechnic Museum.

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