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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Officer 'should be arrested' for shooting Missouri teen

The officer who shot Missouri teen Michael Brown should be arrested, according to a lawyer representing his family.

Daryl Parks said an autopsy had shown that the teen was shot twice in the very top of his head.

He added: "It makes no sense. That's what we have and those two things alone are ample evidence for this officer to be arrested."

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