"The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family." —Obama http://t.co/j9R08mf0Zq
President Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb.
He promised a full investigation by the US Department of Justice into the case, which has provoked outrage in the largely African-American town of Ferguson where police have not released the shooter's name, citing security concerns and death threats.
I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but ... I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding.
More top news
A British scientist says the age women may be able to conceive children could soon be significantly extended.
Simon Cowell admitted he was "so embarrassed" after his shirt burst open during an X Factor audition.
Following the promise of further powers for Scotland, David Cameron is now talking about a new deal for the other home nations.