While you were sleeping

MOURNED: Photos surround the casket of Michael Brown.

MOURNED: Photos surround the casket of Michael Brown.

What happened in the world while you were sleeping ...

Japan is trying to offer a drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus before the World Health Organisation officially rules on its use, the country's top government spokesman said overnight.

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Michael Brown, the black teenager who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson on August 9. 

Channelling his inner Aaron Gilmore, the King of Morocco angrily shouted "Do you know who I am?" at Spanish police officers who attempted to board his yacht during their search for suspected drug smugglers. 

Liverpool confirmed the signing of controversial former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli for £16 million (NZ$31.7m), but he will not play for his new side when they face his old side this morning (NZ time). 

British police think they have had their first death associated with the ice-bucket challenge, although the man reportedly jumped into a disused quarry filled with water, rather than using a bucket.

Mystery still surrounds the shooting of music producer Marion "Suge" Knight, who was shot at Chris Brown's pre-VMA party. 

Aftershocks continue to roll through Napa, San Francisco, following Sunday's (local time) magnitude 6.0 quake.

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