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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.
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Newly discovered species of snail named after teen climate change activist Greta ThunbergThe critter, which was discovered in Brunei on the island of Borneo, now has the scientific name after Greta Thunberg: Craspedotropis gretathunbergae
U.S. environmental reporter arrested in Indonesia for visa violationAn American journalist who has covered stories exposing environmental destruction in Indonesia has been arrested on Borneo island for alleged visa violations, his lawyer and the environmental news..
Indonesia president seeks to speed up 'Silicon Valley'-like capitalIndonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday he had ordered his cabinet to speed up a $33 billion project to move the capital city from Jakarta to forested Borneo island so that the new "Silicon..
Indonesia's ragtag firefighters on frontline of Borneo's forest blazesFrom soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia's portion of Borneo island to throw themselves into the desperate fight against the worst forest fires in years.
Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smokeThousands 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..
Indonesia unveils site of new capital on Borneo islandIndonesia on Monday revealed the long-awaited site for its new $33-billion capital on the forested island of Borneo to replace the crowded, polluted megacity of Jakarta, which is slowly sinking into..
Indonesia picks area on Borneo island as site of new capital: presidentIndonesia's president on Monday announced the capital would be moved to an area that forms part of the North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara regions in its province of East Kalimantan, on the..
Indonesia picks East Kalimantan province for new capital: mediaIndonesia 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.
Indonesia president proposes to move capital to BorneoIndonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the island of Borneo, though he left Indonesians guessing as to the exact..
Rescuers hunt for 31 missing after Indonesian fishing boat sinksIndonesian 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..
Indonesian fishing boat sinks off Borneo, over 30 missing: mediaAn 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..