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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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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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