Mourners gather for funeral of US teenager Michael Brown

Hundreds of people are gathering for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed American teenager who was shot dead by police on 9th August.

Speaking ahead of the ceremony, the teen's father called for calm, saying: "We need a moment of silence on our son. We need peace on his going-away."

Three White House officials will attend the service.

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Stepfather holds sign describing shooting as execution

A photo showing the stepfather of a 18-year-old apparently shot dead by police holding a sign describing the death as an execution has been circulated.

Mike Brown - who was reportedly unarmed - was killed as he walked to his grandmother's house in St Louis on Saturday.

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