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There are a lot of CIA-vetted Syrian rebel groups taking it to Assad

Among the range of munitions and supplies that the CIA has funneled to the various brigades of the Free Syrian Army and other moderate groups through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Turkey are TOW anti-tank missiles.<p>Such anti-tank weaponry has also functioned as a game changer for the rebels, who …

South Africa’s pioneering social network loses out to Whatsapp and shuts down

On Friday (Oct. 23), Mxit, the South African-born instant messaging service, once dubbed Africa’s largest social network, announced that it was giving up the battle to compete against other mobile messaging platforms.<p>The company is “shutting down its commercial operations” reports Fin24, opting to …

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The One Word That Could Change Our Understanding of the Food Crisis Forever

<i>Chef José Andrés believes in two major solutions that could help eradicate global poverty and malnutrition -- and he's not afraid to discuss them with me.</i><p>His latest trek to Haiti offers insight into how we can better serve Haitians and the rest of our global citizenry by understanding the …

Millennials' banking habits suggest deeper branch cuts are coming

Our data shows that banks are failing to draw this key demographic into their branches.<p><i>Here are the key points:</i><p>Nearly three-quarters of millennials with a bank account visit a branch once or less per month.<br>• Just under 40% of millennials do not visit physical banks. Only 38% of US millennials use …

China's Hunger for World's Food Grows, and U.S. Farmers Are Glad

China's recent slowdown has raised widespread concerns that any weakening demand there for goods and raw materials from the rest of the world could weigh on the entire global economy.<p>But, so far, the slowdown doesn't seem to have dampened China's appetite for imported food.<p>Though its economy has …

When LBJ Changed Immigration Forever

Fifty years ago this month, Johnson ended immigration quotas based on national origin, forever changing the face of the U.S.<p>Fifty years ago this …

Time for the Fed to hike rates so borrowers pay the real cost of money

<i>Luc Vallée is chief strategist at Laurentian Bank Securities.</i><p>Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, and other members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided against raising U.S. interest rates on Sept. 17. The FOMC will meet again this week to reconsider. What should we …

Fantasy Football Week 7 Rankings: Updated Positional Breakdown for Flex and PPR

It's a weekly lesson at this point with Week 7 on the horizon—the flex spot might be the most important position of all to a successful lineup.<p>Last week, owners who noticed the downward trend of Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy might have thrown James Starks in the lineup—a wise decision …

The stunning cities you need to see in your lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we’re big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure—and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts—so …