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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FBI to investigate police shooting of unarmed teenager

The FBI will take over the investigation of a St Louis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager on Saturday.

Tom Jackson, chief of police in Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead, said he welcomed the decision to bring in the FBI to examine the incident. The move followed a request by Jay Nixon, governor of the state of Missouri.

Brown, who was walking to visit his grandmother, was shot several times following an altercation with a police officer.

Rioting erupted in Ferguson last night following a candlelight vigil, with 32 people arrested. A further protest outside Ferguson police headquarters was held today.

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