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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Autopsy performed 'by highly experienced examiner'

A Federal autopsy on an unarmed teenager shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri will be conducted by "one of the most experienced medical examiners in the US military", US Department of Justice spokesman Brian Fallon cited Attorney General Eric Holder.

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