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Teddy Bear Creates Diplomatic Rift

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Teddy Bear Creates Diplomatic Rift

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Teddy Bear Creates Diplomatic Rift

Teddy Bear Creates Diplomatic Rift

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British schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons appeared in court Thursday in Sudan, where she has been charged with inciting religious hatred by letting her students name a teddy bear Muhammad. Fellow teachers say Gibbons made an innocent mistake. The crime is punishable by up to 40 lashes and six months in jail. Reuters reporter Opheera McDoom discusses the situation, which has created a diplomatic tussle between Khartoum and London.