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An aspiring nun who was told she couldn’t enter a convent until her student loan debt was paid off has used an online appeal to get the money.

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Eight people in an eastern Chinese city were killed when the construction elevator they were in plummeted from an apartment building, the local government said yesterday. The Longkou city government in Shandong province said on its official microblog page that the elevator fell from the 18th story of the building under construction.

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Some holders of electronic benefits transfer cards find that dialing the phone number on the back of the cards gets them a sex line, not their balances.

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A Mexican taxi driver has jumped on the Pokemon Go craze sweeping the world by driving smartphone-armed customers around in search of the augmented reality game’s target creatures.

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Scores of activists were detained in Vietnam’s capital yesterday as they gathered to protest against China after it rejected a recent international ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.

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The word “fire” is heard on the cockpit voice recorder of EgyptAir 804 before the plane crashed into the Mediterranean in May, an Egyptian-led investigative committee said Saturday.

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