1. National

Parents of US teenager Michael Brown reject police apology

The parents of the unarmed black teenager gunned down by police in Ferguson in the US have rejected an apology by the city's top cop.

Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said Darren Wilson, the white officer who fired the gun, should instead be arrested.

The 18-year-old's death sparked days of widespread rioting.

View all 107 updates ›

Obama urges calm as Missouri clashes enter fifth night

President Barack Obama has appealed for calm on the streets of Missouri after days of clashes between police and protesters.

The tensions follow the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

President Obama said there was "no excuse" for "police to use excessive force against peaceful protesters" or for "violence against police".

ITV News' Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:

More top news