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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Protester hurls tear gas back at police in Ferguson

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A demonstrator hurls a tear gas canister back towards police lines in Fergusson, Missouri, after an apparent peaceful demonstration was broken up by heavily armed police officers overnight.

Police chief Thomas Jackson, who has been the public face of the city torn by the death on Saturday of Michael Brown, 18, said earlier that the St Louis County investigation of the shooting could take weeks to complete.

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