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Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra. The island was named after the nation of Brunei.

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U.S. environmental reporter arrested in Indonesia for visa violation

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Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smoke

Thousands of Indonesians prayed for rain in haze-hit towns on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo on Wednesday, as forest fires raged at the height of the dry season, the state Antara news agency..
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Indonesia unveils site of new capital on Borneo island

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Indonesia picks area on Borneo island as site of new capital: president

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Indonesia picks East Kalimantan province for new capital: media

Indonesia will build a new capital in the province of East Kalimantan on Borneo island, media cited land planning minister Sofyan Djalil as saying on Thursday.
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Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo

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Rescuers hunt for 31 missing after Indonesian fishing boat sinks

Indonesian rescuers were battling high tides and strong winds on Friday in a search for 31 people missing after a fishing boat sank in waters off Borneo island, killing at least four, an official of..
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An Indonesian fishing boat has sunk in waters off South Kalimantan province on Borneo island, with 31 people still missing, media reports cited the country's search and rescue agency as saying on..
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