World Jan 04

60 dead in landslides, flash floods in Indonesia’s capital

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours have left at least 60 people dead in and around Indonesia’s capital, as rescuers struggled to search for people apparently buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday.

World Aug 26

Business district is pictured during a traffic jam in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 20, 2019. Photo by Willy Kurniawan/Reuters
Indonesia to move capital from Jakarta to Borneo

The country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans.

Multiple gunmen and suicide bombers struck the center of Jakarta, targeting a police booth as well as a nearby Starbucks. Two civilians were killed and five attackers died. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret…

Jun 03

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PBS NewsHour producer Dan Sagalyn traveled to Indonesia in May 2011 to learn more about the Southeast Asian country -- the world's fourth most populous nation -- and the issues it faces today.