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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Ferguson: 47 arrests overnight after urine thrown at police

Police in Ferguson, Missouri made 47 arrests overnight as protests continued more than a week after the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

USA Today Reporter Yamiche Alcindor, who is at the scene, reported protesters threw glass, plastic bottles and urine at officers.

The case is expected to take on a new turn later today when state prosecutors begin presenting evidence over the shooting to a grand jury.

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