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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Counter-protests supporting Ferguson cop held

Supporters rallied for the police officer who shot dead an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Darren Wilson was put on administrative leave pending investigation over the shooting of Michael Brown.

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