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From here in the BBC newsroom, we send out correspondents to bring

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you the best stories from across the globe.

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In this week's programme, the future of fuel in America.

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Ahead of the US election, David Shukman assesses

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whether cleaner energy, like solar power, could be a viable

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A factory like this one is now producing solar panels that

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It means that solar power can be roughly comparable in cost

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Chris Buckler meets the teenagers who have risked their lives to get

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to Europe, now living alone on the streets of Italy.

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As the Proms celebrates Quincy Jones' 60-year career,

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First, to the United States, where the result of November's

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presidential election is likely to have a far-reaching

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effect on the future of America's energy policy.

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Donald Trump says global warming is not worth worrying

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about and he has pledged to revive the coal industry.

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But Hillary Clinton is warning that climate change is one of the most

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She wants the US to invest more in renewable power.

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David Shukman reports from Ohio on the political battle

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On the Ohio River, a vast fleet of barges laden with coal,

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part of a massive industry that has powered the American economy

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But as I visit this sprawling complex, coal is now caught up

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Put simply, Donald Trump supports it, Hillary Clinton does not.

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The coal mines here are like underground cities,

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But because of tough pollution controls and cheaper shale gas,

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dozens of mining companies have filed for bankruptcy.

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Donald Trump offers them the prospect of revival.

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By the end of the year, this mine will close.

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The miners blame environmentalists and President Obama's

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One leading mine owner, a Trump supporter, tells me real

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If two coalminers are laid off, if they own anything

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When they get laid off, they have no-one to sell that home too.

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Those people who want to work in honour and dignity

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It is not the America I cherish, which is why I speak out like I do.

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That is why I say Obama is the greatest scourge that America

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In another corner of Ohio, a clean way of generating power.

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At this local company, First Solar, robots and people

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churn out a solar panel every single second.

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A new industry is rising as an older one declines.

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While the debate rages over whether climate change is a threat

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or not, there has been an incredibly rapid industrial transformation

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so that a factory like this one is now producing solar panels that

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It means that solar power can be roughly comparable in cost

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Whoever wins the American presidential election,

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low carbon power may make sense anyway.

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Panel by panel, America is becoming greener without many

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I just think we have some politicians that are

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fighting the last war, they are fighting over something,

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they still believe solar power is somewhere out

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We've probably passed the tipping point, the turning point,

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All this matters because America is the world's largest economy.

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Its decisions on energy could boost or undermine international action

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on global warming under the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Donald Trump says he will pull America out of it.

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Hillary Clinton supports it, so a great deal hangs

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It is still one of the biggest crises facing

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Latest figures suggest more than 100,000 migrants came to Italy

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And more and more of them are children.

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The charity Save The Children says as many as 15,000 unaccompanied

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Chris Buckler met some of them as they arrived on a rescue ship

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Arriving from Africa, both young and old see

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A different world from the poverty and in some cases turmoil that many

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But each new face that appears in places like Catania adds

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That is particularly true for the children who arrive

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It is obvious in the city around this port that many live

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on the fringes of the system that is supposed to protect them,

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Among the teenagers we found here was Fattah.

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He travelled by himself from the troubled country of Somalia

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We are not showing his face because he is only 14.

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Are there not dangers for you because your mum is not

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Workers from the charity Save The Children were with us

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Keeping a separation between the worlds of children

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and adults is proving to be a challenge.

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There are children who simply leave the reception centres

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and there is little the staff there can do to stop them.

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Europe is starting to struggle to provide the education,

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shelter and stability needed by the unaccompanied children

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For refugees and migrants of all ages, home is both something

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that has been left behind as well as something

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He is one of the most influential figures in the history of modern

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music, who has worked with some of the biggest artists

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Quincy Jones' career spans six decades and

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Now, at the age of 83, some of his most famous work

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is being celebrated at the Proms here in London and he has been

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speaking to the BBC's Stephen Smith about his remarkable

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# Land of hope and glory, mother of the free...

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He has worked with everyone. What makes a great musician, Quincy?

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Understanding that you need to be humble with your creativity and

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gracious with your success, because today everybody wants to put money

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and fame but without work. And you must work. Even filler, I didn't

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think about money. I think that something that moves and gives you

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goose bumps. And it worked. If you go after money and fame, no. And

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what was it like going back and working with Sinatra? I will never

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take this off. He left me that. He lifted to me when he us. Back in the

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day at the time I started, a singer was not even considered unless he

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could sing like a jazz saxophone player. Anne Frank had that. -- and

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Frank had that. Here is a Quincy Jones original. Like many have

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achieved so much it is often the first African-American to do this,

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the first African-American to do that, what do you think it is like

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right now for African Americans? The confrontation is bigger than it ever

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was and something has to be done. Something has to be done. You can't

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just ignored it. In the north it always pretended that is in

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segregation but it is not true. Now we must do something about it. They

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are killing young black kids every day. They did it in the 30s more

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than ever but it is still happening. And I will fight that until I die.

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Quincy Jones might be 83 years old but he has no intention of slowing

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down. He has new album is planned and is currently writing his first

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opera. What an amazing man. That's all from reporters for this week.

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From me, goodbye. Some of us had a nice day but for

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others quite the opposite. We saw some dramatic thunderstorms, every

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picture tells a story of some of the storms meant business. We saw flash

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flooding and

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