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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Grand Jury could hear evidence from Darren Wilson

The Grand Jury hearing the case of Michael Brown later today could hear evidence from his alleged shooter, policeman Darren Brown.

After hearing from eyewitnesses, the jury must decide if criminal charges should be brought against the officer, who is currently in hiding after Mr Brown's family called for his arrest.

Protests continued in Ferguson last night over a week after Mr Brown was shot dead. Credit: Reuters

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