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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Missouri state police to take charge of Ferguson security

The Governor of the US state of Missouri Jay Nixon has put the state Highway Patrol in charge of security in Ferguson, NBC News reports.

The St. Louis suburb has seen four nights of clashes between police and protesters following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police.

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