Sudan police confront protests at British Embassy

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Egyptian protesters clash with riot police near the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Protesters clashed with police near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for the third day in a row. Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi vowed to protect foreign embassies in Cairo, where police were using tear gas to disperse protesters at the U.S. mission. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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CAIRO (AP) — Britain's Foreign Office says police in Sudan are confronting a protest outside the country's embassy in Khartoum, amid protests across the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film produced in the United States that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.

The ministry said Friday that police were at the scene outside its mission, which neighbors Germany's Sudan embassy in Khartoum East.

"We can confirm an ongoing demonstration outside the British Embassy in Khartoum. Sudanese police are at the scene," the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry could not immediately confirm how many staff were inside the mission, or whether they are all accounted for.

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