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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Violence begins to escalate again in Missouri

Bottles were thrown at police as unrest begins to escalate in Ferguson, Missouri more than a week after the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. USA Today Reporter Yamiche Alcindor, who is at the scene, said that officers had begun "spraying mace at protesters".

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