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Posted at: Jan 11, 2019, 7:54 AM; last updated: Jan 11, 2019, 7:54 AM (IST)GLOBE TROT

Judd’s harassment claim against Weinstein dismissed

Judd’s harassment claim against Weinstein dismissed

Los Angeles: A federal judge in California has dismissed Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment lawsuit against tainted Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on technical grounds as the suit did not fall within the ambit of the statute she sued under. According to The Daily Beast, judge Philip Gutierrez has, however, let the actor’s claims of defamation, economic interference and violation of the state’s unfair competition law stand against Weinstein. The 49-year-old actor was one of the first actors to go on record to accuse the media mogul of sexual abuse in the explosive October 5, 2017 New York Times article. PTI

First pregnancy after robot-assisted uterus transplant 

London: In a first, a Swedish woman has become the first to get pregnant after having a womb transplant performed by a robot. The women who underwent uterine transplantation with robot-assisted surgery in 2017 is expecting a child in spring this year, the University of Gothenburg in Sweden said. Robotic surgery has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. The operation is done with robot-assisted keyhole surgery in which five openings enable the surgeons to work with very high precision. Uterus transplants involves surgically removing the womb of one woman and implanting it into one who cannot have a baby naturally. IANS

China offers Elon Musk permanent residency

Beijing: Tesla boss Elon Musk has been offered a “green card”, China said on Thursday, a privilege enjoyed by an elite group of foreigners, including several Nobel laureates and a former NBA star. Musk was in China for the ground-breaking of Tesla’s first overseas factory, which will allow it to sell vehicles directly in the world’s largest market for electric vehicles. Musk met with Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday in Beijing, where they discussed Tesla’s China ambitions, said the State Council, the country’s cabinet. The number of foreigners with Chinese permanent residency crossed 10,000 in 2016, according to state-run China Daily. AFP

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