BRITAIN

Attacker used message app

Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. British press reports suggest Masood used the messaging service owned by Facebook just minutes before the Wednesday rampage that left three pedestrians and one police officer dead and dozens more wounded. Police have made another arrest in Birmingham, England, where Masood had lived. The 30-year-old is one of two men now in custody over possible links to the attack. Neither has been charged or publicly named. Masood was shot dead on the grounds of Parliament.

KENYA

Six aid workers are slain

Six aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation’s civil war began in 2013. The attack took place Saturday on the road from Juba, the capital, to Pibor, where there have been recent reports of fighting, said Eugene Owusu, the top U.N. humanitarian official in South Sudan in a statement issued Sunday. He did not identify the nationalities of the aid workers or their organization. Famine has been declared in two counties in South Sudan.

MEXICO

Work on wall called ‘treason’

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said Sunday that Mexican companies expressing interest in working on a border wall are betraying their country. The archdiocese said in an editorial that Mexican companies have expressed willingness to supply materials or work on the wall proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Mexico opposes the wall. The editorial titled “Treason against the Homeland” said that “what is most surprising is the timidity of the Mexican government’s economic authorities, who have not moved firmly against these companies.” Mexico’s Economy secretary met with steel companies last week.

ISRAEL

Settlers’ numbers increase

The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to more than 420,000 people, a prominent settler leader said Sunday, presenting new population figures that he said put to rest the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians. Yaakov Katz issued his report as the Israeli government is locked in negotiations with the Trump administration over understandings that are expected to include some curbs on settlement construction.

Compiled from wire reports