World

Vietnam court jails activist for 12 years

A court in central Vietnam has jailed an activist for 12 years, on an accusation of trying to overthrow the state, his lawyer said on Thursday, days after two rights campaigners were barred from attending a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Hanoi.

Sports

MLB: Red Sox clinch playoff spot

The Red Sox became the first team to clinch a postseason berth this season, with pinch hitter Brock Holt’s three-run home run in the seventh inning sending Boston to a 7-2 win over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.