The massive move will cost $33 billion and the construction is set to begin next year.
Jakarta calls for calm in its easternmost territory –– where insurgency against Indonesian rule has simmered for decades –– following riots triggered by detention of dozens of Papuan students in Java at weekend.
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake sent residents fleeing to higher ground over fears of a Tsunami as more than 200 buildings were damaged, with some 13 houses destroyed.
More than 190 million Indonesians voted, with a record 245,000 candidates running for public office, in the world's third-biggest democracy, from the presidency and parliamentary seats to local positions.
The 32-year-old environmentalist is among a crop of young leaders seeking legislative seats in world’s largest Muslim country.
Indonesia's various music styles could be the deciding factor for winning some hearts – and votes – for Indonesians as they head to the polls next week.
The two-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Oct. 29, killing everyone on board.
Officials say 34 people remain missing after a landslide triggered by torrential rain hit village of Sirnaresmi in West Java's Sukabumi district.
Authorities have warned that the crater of Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, remains fragile, raising fears of another collapse and tsunami, and have urged residents to stay away from the coast.
Indonesian authorities warned of "extreme weather and high waves" around the erupting Krakatau volcano, urging people to stay away from the coast already devastated by a tsunami that killed at least 430 people and left around 21,000 people homeless.
The latest death toll from the volcano-triggered disaster in Indonesia stands at 429, with 1,485 people injured and another 154 missing.
More than a thousand people have been injured after a tsunami - caused by the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano - struck coastal areas between Sumatra and Java islands on Saturday night, officials say.
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