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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Police fire smoke canisters after curfew breaks

Group of protesters angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer remained on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, past a declared curfew.

People at the scene are reporting smoke canisters being fired by the police.

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