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Jakarta: Capital of Indonesia
Jakarta, officially the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Situated on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island of Java, it is the centre of economy, culture and politics of Indonesia with a population of more than ten million as of 2014. Although Jakarta only covers 699.5 square kilometres (270.1 sq mi), the smallest among any Indonesian provinces, its metropolitan area covers 6,392 square kilometres (2,468 sq mi); it is the world's second most populous urban area after Tokyo, with a population of about 30 million as of 2010. Jakarta's business opportunities, as well as its potential to offer a higher standard of living, have attracted migrants from across the Indonesian archipelago, making it a melting pot of numerous cultures. Jakarta is nicknamed the "Big Durian", the thorny strongly-odored fruit native to the region, as the city is seen as the Indonesian equivalent of New York.


Heavy rains flood Indonesia's capital city Jakarta

Heavy rains in greater Jakarta sent muddy water into residential and commercial areas, inundating homes and paralyzing transportation on Feb. 25, 2020.
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Jakarta hit by serious flooding for second time this year

Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia's capital on Tuesday, paralyzing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to..
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Videos for Jakarta

Indonesia: No Coronavirus Detected [Video]Indonesia: No Coronavirus Detected

JAKARTA/BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia is not hiding anything over the coronavirus, the health minister said on Tuesday, after some medical researchers expressed concern that cases may have..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Marquez still recovering from shoulder injury as new MotoGP season looms [Video]Marquez still recovering from shoulder injury as new MotoGP season looms

MotoGP champ Marc Marquez has not yet been on the new Repsol Honda Team bike as he recovers from injury with the 2020 season fast approaching.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Most of Jakarta could be submerged by 2050 [Video]Most of Jakarta could be submerged by 2050

Experts warn 90 percent of Indonesia’s capital could be submerged by 2050.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Flooding and landslides in Jakarta kills at least 40 [Video]Flooding and landslides in Jakarta kills at least 40

Indonesian capital frequently floods but analysts say city was ill-prepared for a storm of this scale.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published

Several dead, thousands caught in flooding in Indonesian capital [Video]Several dead, thousands caught in flooding in Indonesian capital

Rainfall, more than three times the average amount, recorded in Jakarta and West Java resulting in deadly flooding.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:23Published

At least 20 people killed in deadly monsoon floods in Jakarta [Video]At least 20 people killed in deadly monsoon floods in Jakarta

Dramatic footage shows flashfloods in Indonesia that killed at least 20 people. About 30,000 were evacuated. View on euronews

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Tens of thousands caught in deadly Indonesian floods [Video]Tens of thousands caught in deadly Indonesian floods

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in and around Indonesia’s capital Jakarta reached at least 21 on Thursday, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said. The floods are the worst..

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Pope plans Indonesia trip to promote inter-religious dialogue

Pope Francis will promote inter-religious dialogue this year during a trip to the world's biggest Muslim country Indonesia and make the first papal visit to mainly Catholic East Timor since it won..
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Indonesia's 'minority within a minority' celebrate Lunar New Year

As he does every year, ethnic Chinese Indonesian Purnama celebrated Lunar New Year on Saturday at a dinner with his extended family of more than 50 in Jakarta where they exchanged traditional red..
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Indonesia deploys fighter jets in stand-off with China

Indonesia's air force deployed four fighter jets to the South China Sea on Tuesday in a stand-off with Beijing after Jakarta protested over a Chinese violation of its exclusive economic zone.
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Indonesia plans cloud seeding to halt rain, floods death toll rises to 43

Indonesia will carry out cloud seeding on Friday in a bid to prevent further rainfall over the capital Jakarta, after deadly flash floods and landslides following some of the heaviest rains ever..
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Flood death toll rises to 26 in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia's capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides killed up to 26 people amid some of the heaviest rain in more than 20 years, with..
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Flood death toll rises to 21 in Indonesian capital

The death toll from flash floods and landslides in and around Indonesia's capital Jakarta reached at least 21 on Monday, with more heavy rain forecast, authorities said.
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Six charged with treason in Indonesia after Papua protest

An Indonesian prosecutor charged five men and a woman with treason on Thursday, accusing them of organizing a protest in Jakarta demanding independence for the easternmost province of Papua.
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Indonesia president seeks to speed up 'Silicon Valley'-like capital

Indonesian 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..
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Shouting match: Indonesians given stage to dish out advice to community

Dozens of Indonesians have taken part in a shouting competition in the capital Jakarta, given five minutes on stage to belt out advice on issues such as health, education and child protection to a..
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Crumbling seawall heightens worries over flood threat to Indonesian capital

When part of a seawall protecting Jakarta collapsed last week near fisherman Awing Takalar's shack it brought back bad memories of when another levee burst in 2007 and all his belongings were washed..
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Suspected smoke grenade blast near Indonesia's presidential palace hurts two

A suspected smoke grenade exploded on Tuesday at a park near Indonesia's presidential palace in the capital Jakarta, injuring two military personnel who were jogging, the city's police chief said.
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Apparent smoke grenade blast at Jakarta park injured two: police

An explosion on Tuesday in Indonesia's National Monument park that injured two military personnel appeared to have been caused by a smoke grenade, Jakarta police chief Gatot Eddy Pramono told a..
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Blast at Indonesia's national monument park in central Jakarta: media

An explosion has occurred at Indonesia's National Monument park, near the presidential palace in central Jakarta, according to media reports citing police on Tuesday.
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Indonesia barred Cambodia's Rainsy from flight to Jakarta: airline

Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday it had barred veteran Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy from a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on the instruction of Indonesian..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia ramps up Pacific diplomacy with aid fund

Indonesia launched an international aid agency on Friday to strengthen its regional diplomatic relations, some of which have been strained by Jakarta's approach to the restive Papua region.
Reuters - Published

Indonesia police fire tear gas as rallies over new laws turn violent

Indonesian police fired tear gas in several areas of Jakarta on Monday as a protest against legal reforms descended into running battles, causing traffic gridlock and chaotic scenes in parts of the..
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Indonesia's Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies at 83

Thousands of people gathered in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday to mourn the death of former president B.J. Habibie, who came to power as the nation endured a turbulent transition to..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia pledges $40 billion to modernize Jakarta ahead of new capital: minister

The Indonesian government is not abandoning Jakarta after announcing plans to move the country's capital, its planning minister said, pledging to spend $40 billion to save the slowly sinking city in..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia unveils site of new capital on Borneo island

Indonesia 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..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia arrests 34, blocks internet in Papua to help curb violent protests

JAKARTA, Aug 22 - Indonesia has cut off internet access in eastern Papua to prevent provocative posts online from fuelling violence, after protesters torched buildings, a market and a prison over..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo

Indonesia'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..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president bashes state power company over blackouts

Indonesia's state power company PLN should have had plans in place to prevent a major electricity blackout that affected 21 million customers in Jakarta and neighboring provinces, President Joko Widodo..
Reuters - Published

Power restored to some areas in Indonesia capital, parts of Java after 9 hours

Power has been restored in most parts of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, after the city of 10 million people went without electricity for more than nine hours due to technical issues, state power company..
Reuters - Published

Millions lose power as Indonesia capital, parts of Java hit by blackout

Indonesia's state power company PLN estimated on Sunday it would take several hours to restore power to Jakarta after a major blackout, blaming technical issues for cutting power to tens of millions of..
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Indonesia capital, neighboring Java provinces hit by major blackout

Indonesia's capital Jakarta and some neighboring provinces on Java island have been hit by a major electricity outage after problems at a number of power stations on Java, the country's state..
Reuters - Published

Quake hits sea off Indonesia, but tsunami warning lifted

A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java on Friday, triggering a two-hour tsunami warning that sent coastal-dwellers fleeing to higher ground and panicking people in..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian president sued over congested capital's air pollution

Environmental groups sued the Indonesian president and several government officials on Thursday over worsening air quality in the capital, Jakarta, one of the world's most congested cities.
Reuters - Published

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