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Thu December 5, 2013
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Coming up on Today's 'The World'

There are chilling warnings of imminent mass killings in the Central Africa Republic. As the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approaches we examine whether the international community has better mechanisms for sounding alarm bells and preventing atrocities than it did back in 1994. And we ask whether "genocide" is the right word for the violence and mass killing in the C.A.R.  We'll hear from the BBC's Thomas Fessy in Bangui and writer and Rwanda expert Philip Gourevitch.

Also today, Yemen is a haven for al Qaeda and top foreign policy concern for the U.S. The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil tells us about today's suicide bombing in the capital and what it means for security and counterterrorism in the region and beyond.

Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej turns 86 today and protestors in the Thai capital are taking a break in his honor. The World's Matthew Bell explores the little-known story of the King's roots here in Boston.

Plus an "illegal" second child in China tells her story as the one-child policy loosens up and attitudes change.

And finally, staff of The World test their powers of enunciation with a dastardly tongue-twister. Stay tuned.