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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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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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