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 protesters arrested 'for failing to disperse'

St Louis Metropolitan Police Department has reported that eight protesters have been arrested following days of rioting and demonstrations spurred by the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer.

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