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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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Black man 'fatally shot by police' near Ferguson

A black man who "brandished a knife" has been fatally shot by police a few miles from Ferguson, where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot dead, NBC News reported, citing authorities.

St Louis police said the 23-year-old man had taken an energy drink and pastries from a local store before the altercation with two officers.

St Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the man, who has yet to be named, was repeatedly ordered to drop the knife before he told the officers, "Shoot me now, kill me now."

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