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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Report: Unarmed US teen killed by police 'shot six times'

A private autopsy report shows that Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a police officer in the suburban St. Louis city of Ferguson, was shot at least six times, the New York Times has reported.

Citing Dr. Michael M. Baden, former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, the newspaper reported that Brown, 18, was shot twice in the head, and that the bullets that entered his body appeared to have been fired from very close range.

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