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Michael Brown shooting 


Missouri police have killed an unarmed teenager, sparking a tense confrontation between officers and residents that lasted several hours.

Michael Brown (18) was shot on 9 August as he neared the home of his grandmother, Desiree Harris, in the town of Ferguson.

Angry residents convened into the night, shouting “kill the police” and at the height of tension police backup from 60 other units were called.