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Parents of US teenager Michael Brown reject police apology

The parents of the unarmed black teenager gunned down by police in Ferguson in the US have rejected an apology by the city's top cop.

Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said Darren Wilson, the white officer who fired the gun, should instead be arrested.

The 18-year-old's death sparked days of widespread rioting.

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New post-mortem ordered over US teen death

America's attorney general has ordered a new post-mortem examination on a black teenager whose shooting by a white police officer sparked protests in Missouri.

The "extraordinary circumstances" surrounding the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, and a request by family members prompted the order by Eric Holder, US Department of Justice spokesman Brian Fallon said.

The federal examination would take place as soon as possible, Mr Fallon said, adding that the Justice Department still planned to take the state-performed tests into account in the course of its investigation.

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