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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.

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President calls for calm as Ferguson riots rage on

President Obama has called for calm as protests over the death of a black teenager in America at the hands of police rage on.

In a speech at the White House today, he said he knew emotions were "raw" and said maintaining public safety, while allowing people the right to protest, was a priority.

The President also used the speech to condemn any "excessive force" used by officers when tackling peaceful protesters.

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