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  • LONDON (AP) — He supports homeopathy, a practice that many experts liken to snake oil. He opposes late-term abortion, falling afoul of this mostly pro-choice nation. During the London Olympics, he offended many Britons with a jab at the cherished National Health Service.

    This is Jeremy Hunt — Britain's new health minister. He's only been in his job since Tuesday, but already some experts fret that his controversial views and general knack for inviting scandal could sow confusion in an already fragile health system.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:30 PM EST
  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron attends the evening session of the swimming competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in London.

    The outbursts underscored resentment over cuts to welfare payments, particularly a program assessing whether those who receive disability payments should continue to be eligible.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 5:00 AM EST
  • BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have begun a major operation in the Aleppo region, aiming to strike at security compounds and bases around Syria's largest city, activists said Friday.

    It would be evidence that weeks of intense bombardments by the Syrian military, including airstrikes, have failed to dislodge the rebels. Instead, fighting rages across the country in a 17-month civil war that shows no sign of ending soon.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:30 AM EST