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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Governor: Let's show world we can protest peacefully

The Governor of Missouri has called for protesters to demonstrate peacefully, after further unrest in Ferguson, where an unarmed teenager was shot dead by police. Jay Nixon said he "appreciated" faith leaders attempting to intervene.

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