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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Protesters and press affected by tear gas in Ferguson

Police in riot gear, supported by an armoured SWAT vehicle and a helicopter overhead, repeatedly ordered a crowd to disperse in Ferguson, Missouri.

They then fired a volley of tear gas just after 11pm (5am UK time), sending the crowd fleeing, it was reported.

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