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Peter Day is here with news of a sensational development in electronics. It's a plug... for a plug. Plus reports on Mitt Romney, Dalits, Cuban names and Swedish football.

Mitt Romney's triumph in securing the Republican nomination this week will focus new attention on his faith, Mormonism. Paul Adams has been to the church's home state of Utah to learn how people there view the prospect of a Mormon President of the United States.

They used to be labelled 'untouchables.' And, as Natalia Antelava's been learning, the Dalits say they are still being discriminated against six decades after the prejudice was officially outlawed.

Peter Day returns from China with news that the days when every country had its own idea of what an electric plug should look like could now be drawing to a close.

What's in a name? In Cuba, the names get more eccentric by the day and Sarah Rainsford's been finding out why.

And Jake Wallis Simons has returned from Sweden to illustrate how a single error can have far-reaching consequences both in political life and on the football field.

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28 minutes

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  • Caution and celebration in Salt Lake City

    As Mitt Romney secures the Republican nomination for US president, Paul Adams visits Utah to learn how people there view the prospect of a Mormon president of the United States.

    Duration: 05:28

  • 'Untouchable' legacy haunts India’s Dalit

    Natalia Antelava finds that many low caste Dalit - formerly known as the “untouchables” - are still being discriminated against, six decades after the prejudice was officially outlawed.

    Duration: 05:41

  • China's pioneering sockets provide electrical harmony

    The days when every country had its own idea of what an electric plug should look like could be ending, says Peter Day.

    Duration: 05:48

  • The unusual names of young people in Cuba

    Cuban parents choosing baby names like to let their imaginations run wild and now few children there have traditional names as a result, says Sarah Rainsford.

    Duration: 05:38

  • Difficult world of Swedish politics

    In Sweden Jake Wallis Simons finds a single error can have far-reaching consequences both in political life and on the football field.

    Duration: 06:00

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