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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Missouri Governor lifts curfew in Ferguson

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced that he is lifting the curfew on the town of Ferguson after days of clashes between police and protesters over the killing of a black teenager by an officer.

The curfew was brought in on Saturday after protests following the shooting of Michael Brown became violent.

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