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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Police responding to calls of 'shots fired in Ferguson'

St Louis County Police Department reported shots being fired amid protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after a second night of curfews was announced.

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