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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court on Friday issued an order temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water rule across the country, expanding on a prior injunction from a separate court that applied only to certain states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit granted a stay against the so-called Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in May. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Susan Heavey)
By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least 15 people were wounded in Guinea on Friday in clashes between supporters of President Alpha Conde and his main rival before Sunday's election, witnesses said. Shots were fired, security forces fired teargas and wielded batons outside rival Cellou Dalein Diallo's house in the capital, while activists armed with stones and clubs roamed the streets, reducing traffic to a minimum, they said. It was not immediately clear what triggered the clashes, but Conde on Thursday rejected a demand by opposition candidates to postpone the vote to allow time to rectify what they said were irregularities in the process.