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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…

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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.

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