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Salman Rushdie’s “Joseph Anton”: a Death Warrant, Secret Police and 9 Years in Hiding

Author Salman Rushdie's newest work is "Joseph Anton." It's a memoir of the nine years he spent in hiding after Iran's spiritual leader, the Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a death warrant against him in 1989, accusing Rushdie of blasphemy in his novel "The Satanic Verses."

Salman Rushdie talks to Christiane Amanpour about daily life under police protection, the loss of spontaneity and why it took him 23 years to write about living under a fatwa.

  • New breed take on old guard in men's Open showdowns
    New breed take on old guard in men's Open showdowns

    Japanese superstar Nishikori ousted Raonic, Wawrinka and Djokovic on the way to losing to Marin Cilic in last year's US Open final when he became the first Asian man to contest a Grand Slam decider. Big-serving Canadian Raonic hasn't beaten world number one and tournament favourite Djokovic in four meetings, but he has been serving up a storm in Melbourne over the past week.

  • Teenager Keys outshines Venus to make Australian Open semis
    Teenager Keys outshines Venus to make Australian Open semis

    American teenager Madison Keys defeated her childhood idol Venus Williams to make the Australian Open semi-finals on Wednesday and end the seven-time Grand Slam champion's stirring run at Melbourne Park. The unseeded Keys, 19, beat her 18th seeded compatriot 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, overcoming a thigh injury to set up a final four clash with either top seed Serena Williams or last year's finalist Dominika Cibulkova. Keys said she had to beat nerves facing the 34-year-old Williams, who started her Grand Slam career when the teen was two years old, in her first quarter-final at a major.

  • Bouchard to focus on support staff after Melbourne mauling

    Eugenie Bouchard was unable to match the semi-final appearance from her maiden Australian Open last year and will now focus on sorting out her coaching arrangements after being blasted off the court by Maria Sharapova on Tuesday. Bouchard split with coach Nick Saviano in November, the man who guided her through her breakthrough season in 2014 and a maiden grand slam final for Canada at Wimbledon. The reason for the surprise split remains unclear but Bouchard worked with Diego Ayala, a coach from her junior days and a previous mentor to former world number one Jelena Jankovic, during the Australian Open. "That's something I'm going to focus on now," Bouchard told reporters.