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Indonesia picks eastern Borneo island for new capital

Indonesia picks eastern Borneo island for new capital

Indonesia has chosen the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island for its new capital, President Joko Widodo said Monday, as the country looks to shift its political heart away from congested megalopolis Jakarta.

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is mainly an urban problem.