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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Johnson 'will communicate' during Ferguson curfew

A curfew will be put in place starting at midnight and run until 5 a.m. local time, according to Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who the governor appointed to oversee security in the suburban St. Louis community that has been roiled by the August 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Captain Johnson said that answers would be given to everyone as violence spilled over over the the past week.

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