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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Highway police called after US teen shooting protests

Missouri State Highway Patrol and the city's tactical unit are coming to Ferguson, the chief of police for Missouri said, after large protests over a reportedly unarmed teenager shot dead by police. Chief Sam Dotson posted on Twitter:

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