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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Walmart 'preparing for possible looting in Ferguson'

Images have emerged on Twitter purporting to show a barricade of trollies and water bottles at Walmart, after a state of emergency was declared in Ferguson, following nights of unrest over the shooting of an unarmed teenager.

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