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UPDATE 3-Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

* Health groups welcome snub; foreign minister puts on brave face (Adds reaction by Zimbabwe foreign minister, paragraphs 9-10)

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UPDATE 1-McConnell on healthcare bills: What does Trump want?

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he was willing to bring healthcare legislation up for a vote but was waiting for the go-ahead from President Donald Trump, who sent mixed signals this week about a bipartisan bill that would shore up insurance markets.

4:07pm BST

BRIEF-Chengdu Kanghong Pharma to invest in Israeli firm, posts rise in 9-month profit

Oct 22 Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceuticals Group Co Ltd 002773.SZ>

2:55pm BST

BRIEF-Yantai Dongcheng Biochemicals shares to halt trade pending acquisition plan

* Says its shares to halt trade on Oct 23 pending assets acquisition deal

2:51pm BST

Mediclinic approaches Spire about takeover -source

LONDON, Oct 22 South African private hospitals operator Mediclinic International has approached Spire Healthcare about a deal to take full control of Britain's second-largest healthcare company, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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