Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently following the stay-at-home orders by the California government / File photo Meghan Markle and Prince Harry took the world by surprise after it was announced on Friday that they had shifted their permanent residence to Los Angeles, California. With the Duchess of Sussex?s new Disney+ gig on the way, it makes sense for the former royal pair to head to Hollywood where Meghan?s mother, close friends, agents, business managers and reps are based.

People exercise along an esplanade in Barcelona during the hours allowed by the government to exercise, for the first time since the beginning of a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Photo: AFP The coronavirus has spread to more than 210 countries across the world, causing the deaths of more than 200,000 and infecting more than 3.7

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday began enlisting outside developers to create ways its Messenger service can help health organizations battling the novel coronavirus. The social network also invited software savants to take part in an online "hackathon" aimed at creating ways to use Messenger to ease social-distancing and deliver accurate information about the pandemic, according to Messenger vice president Stan Chudnovsky in a blog post.

Hundreds of Asian giant hornets, an invasive, predatory insect dubbed the “murder hornet,” have turned up in Washington state near the Canadian border. The Asian giant, or ?murder? hornet can grow up to two inches long with a sting that delivers a potent neurotoxin. According to the Washington state Department of Agriculture, aside from the danger to humans, the Murder Hornet presents a danger to agriculture and the apiary industry, Spichiger said, because the insect is known to attack honey bees, with a few of the hornets capable of wiping out an entire hive in hours.

Japan's prime minister is expected to lift the state of emergency in the Tokyo region. Photo: AFP MADRID: Europeans returned to a new normal and headed to parks, gyms and pools on Monday as more countries eased coronavirus restrictions, while Japan lifted its state of emergency but urged citizens to avoid second wave of infections.

OAKLAND: Alphabet Inc?s Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued stay-at-home orders to rein the spread of the novel coronavirus. Google?s analysis of location data from billions of users? phones is the largest public dataset available to help health authorities assess if people are abiding with shelter-in-place and similar orders issued across the world.

Reuters/Files LONDON: Britain is in talks with Switzerland's drug company Roche Holding AG to procure an accurate COVID-19 antibody test, following the lead of the European Union and United States, which had already given preliminary approval to the tests. Mass antibody testing with millions of kits is being considered by many countries as a way to speed the reopening of economies devastated by the lockdowns and to introduce more tailored social distancing measures.

PARIS: The mother of France?s youngest coronavirus victim has spoken of the ?unbearable? loss of her 16-year-old daughter, as the country reported its highest daily toll from the pandemic. French authorities said on Thursday that 365 people had been killed by COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours, taking the national total of those who have died in hospital to 1,696.

New Delhi: An Indian Army soldier has been placed in an isolation ward at a hospital in Ladakh after he tested for coronavirus, according to Indian media. The soldier is a resident of Chuhot village in Leh and came in contact with his father who had already contracted the infection.

Reuters LONDON: The UK on Thursday extended its countrywide lockdown for at least another 3 weeks, as stand-in leader Dominic Raab directed Britons to stay at home to stem the spread of a coronavirus which has already claimed over 138,000 lives globally. ?Relaxing any of the measures currently in place would risk damage to both public health and the economy,? he told reporters.