The Rev Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy during funeral services for Michael Brown at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, St Louis, Missouri, USA last night. Photograph: EPA 2:05

Family and supporters of Michael Brown last night celebrated the life of the black teenager killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in(...)

Keli Webb prays at the makeshift memorial where Michael Brown was shot dead. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

National Guard soldiers yesterday began withdrawing from Ferguson, Missouri, five days after being sent to help quell the unrest that erupted after th(...)

 Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA last night. The National Guard is to withdraw from Ferguson as nearly two weeks of  protests have finally waned. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA.

Missouri’s governor has ordered National Guard troops to withdraw from the riot-weary town of Ferguson as tensions ease after nearly two weeks of rac(...)

Anthony Shahid of the Tauheed youth group (right) prays with demonstrators and along with members of the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition march today near the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre where a grand jury will hear the case on the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown, after a further night of demonstrations and protests, in Clayton, Missouri. Photograph: EPA/Larry W Smith

A prosecutor has warned it will probably be two months before a decision is taken on whether to charge the police officer involved in the shooting of (...)

Demonstrators protest yesterday outside of the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre where a grand jury will begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on August 9th. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The investigation into the killing by a police officer of an unarmed Missouri teenager has been thrown into uncertainty with a tussle between the sta(...)

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last night. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters.

US attorney general Eric Holder is to visit Ferguson, Missouri, today, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested during an 11th night of racially(...)

 People gather outside an area where St. Louis police had blocked off where a man was shot and killed by St Louis Police after allegedly robbing a store and brandishing a knife on police. Photograph: Larry W Smith /EPA 1:16

Police officers in St Louis, United States have shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American man who they say was wielding a knife and refused to d(...)

Demonstrators hold up a sign  reflecting the protester chant of ‘Don’t shoot’ during a rally in Ferguson, Missouri, over the killing earlier this month of teenager Michael Brown.  Despite the Brown family’s continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images 1:06

Neglecting lessons of past civil disturbances such as the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, police inflamed tensions that have fuelled more than(...)

Demonstrators react as police fire tear gas at them as they protest the fatal shooting  of Michael Brown  in Ferguson, Missouri. Police sprayed pepper spray, shot smoke, gas and flash grenades as violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting by a  police officer on August 9th. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images. 1:06

Missouri governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St Louis suburb of Ferguson tonight and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days(...)

The Rev Al Sharpton speaks at the Greater St Mark church in Ferguson, Missouri, yesterday  as the community seeks answers about the police shooting of Michael Brown. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, yesterday effectively blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for the renewed violence in the city at the weeke(...)