18 May 2016

Apple to open app development center in India in early 2017

An Indian man talks on his iPhone in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Apple has announced that it will set up an app design and development center in southern India, shortly after company chief Tim Cook arrived in the country on his first visit.
Apple will set up an app design and development center in southern India, the company announced Wednesday, shortly after its CEO, Tim Cook, arrived in the country on his first visit.
Tens of thousands of Indian developers design apps for Apple devices, and the company said in a statement that the development lab would give them specialized support. It's expected to open in the technology hub of Bangalore in early 2017.

Over 200 families feared buried by mudslides in Sri Lanka

An elderly Sri Lankan woman and a girl are shifted on a mattress at a flooded area in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The Disaster Management Center said that 114 homes have been destroyed and more than 137,000 people have been evacuated to safe locations as heavy rains continue.
A massive landslide triggered by torrential rains buried homes in three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing Wednesday and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said.
Sixteen bodies have already been recovered and about 180 people have been rescued from the enormous piles of mud unleashed at around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to military spokesman Brig. Jayanath Jayaweera.