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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Demonstrations continue as Ferguson curfew declared

Hundreds gathered to protest peacefully in Ferguson, Missouri after a curfew was declared by the state's governor. Violence erupted following the shooting of an unarmed teenager last week causing civil unrest.

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