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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Teen's mother spreads flowers near shooting scene

The mother of an 18-year-old who was apparently shot by police has been laying flowers on the street where her son was killed.

Mike Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden told reporters: "I know they killed my son. This was wrong and it was cold-hearted."

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