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Chancellor Angela Merkel told Britain on Tuesday it will not be able to not cherry-pick the parts of the European Union it wants, such as the single market, without accepting principles like free movement when it negotiates its exit from the bloc. Addressing Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament before heading to Brussels for talks on Britain's shock decision to leave the EU, Merkel said London would not get special treatment. "We'll ensure that negotiations don't take place according to the principle of cherry-picking ... It must and will make a noticeable difference whether a country wants to be a member of the family of the European Union or not," she said.
Zimbabwe's wildlife authority has suspended its director general and is investigating the disappearance of 228 kg (500 pounds) of the agency's stored rhino horn, it said on Tuesday. The southern African nation keeps in storage 70 tonnes of ivory from elephants and rhinos - worth at least $35 million - and is seeking support from neighbouring countries to engage in international trade in ivory. Namibia is also bidding to open international ivory trade but Kenya is leading initiatives for a complete global ban.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese troops detained 103 Syrians for illegal entry into the country, in a security sweep on Tuesday, a day after a series of deadly bombings struck a village near the border with Syria, the military said.