robert ray, al jazeera, atlanta. thanks for watching. i'm stephanie sy. this is al jazeera. welcome to the al jazeera news hour. the top stories now. iraqi cleric sadr says he's ending his sit-in in baghdad's green zone. south africa's highest court finds want president guilty of violating the constitution after he used public money to renovate his home. a bridge under construction in eastern india collapses, killing at least 15 people. many more are trapped.
and clashes on the streets of paris has thousands protest over proposed labor reforms. we have the sports. the second world semifinal between india and the west indies is well underway. india has started first in mumbai. details are coming up. the iraqi cleric says he's ending his sit-in in front of baghdad's green zone. his supporters are calming for reforms in the political system. hours earlier iraq's primary submitted a new list of ministers to parliament for approval. he's been under pressure to choose a new team committed to fighting corruption.
the iraqi cleric sadr is calling for those reforms and welcomes the prime minister's announcement now. a political analyst joins us now live from baghdad. first of all, let's started with this proposed cabinet reshuffle. do we know at this point who are the names that are being presented to the parliament? >> actually it's about 16 names for 16 ministries, which is shrunk to 16. it's supposed to be 22. and the names are not famous names, but it's still on the underhand of mr. rabadi, which means they're supposed to be technocrat. it was a surprise. he surprised everyone, and he's
going to work on these names with the parliament. we don't know what the parliament is going to say. what are the positions of the political blocs inside and outside of the parliament? so it's a problem that has been solved in a way that that the demonstration will be withdrawn, which is a positive thing, to defuse the crisis. and there is a second step of negotiations, more negotiations about these names. >> you mentioned he's calling to followers to stand down and end the protest. it was interesting when you mentioned these names are not the most well-known names, shall we say. does that indicate that some of the demands of the protesters have been met in the sense that a change, a break from having people constantly affiliated with powerful patronage networks
in power? >> well, let's minimize these words in a way that it's a second chance for all of iraqis to try to put them in a power to restabilize everything. you know, we have three main sectors that iraq is separate from, security, economical and political. if the political problem has been solved in a way that everyone will be between brackets and shared in power, there will be a solution for the economical and also for the security one. it's obvious that the political blocs now under the pressure of these demonstrations will definitely accept what the prime minister did in about, let's say, two or three hours. now, these names, we love them and we like them and we're accepting them.
it's still the names that have been declared with the demonstrations, which will have the power to be selled by the parliament. >> one wonders, though, do you think a cabinet reshuffle can save iraq from the multiple crises it's facing? they're very dissatisfied with the government for different reasons. >> well, what i think here, yes, it's the international community will do the job right this time. and i think they will do something like that. mr. ban ki-moon was here in baghdad, the head of the national baghdad and the head of the idp and international -- islamic development bank was here in baghdad. we're going to pay you money. just reform things. we're going to support you. all the international community are now standing for rabadi, which means that this new government will have the support to do something. the problem is that if they were
efficient to do the work right now, i don't know actually. let's see what happens in ten days. >> time will tell. thanks so much for your thoughts on that. on position parties in south africa are calling for the president to be impeached. the country's highest court found jacob zuma and the national assembly violated the country's constitution when zuma didn't repay some of the taxpayer money spent on his private home. let's speak to tanya page in johannesburg. this is an unprecedented development in south african politics, isn't it, tanya? >> reporter: oh, absolutely. a seminal moment for south african politics and the judicial system as a whole. the chief justice delivered the ruling to point out that it was of monumental importance to all south africans. he said it would contain profound lessons on the separation of powers, and that civil servants he warned neglected their duties under the constitution at their own peril.
all that before launches into a scathing rebuke of president zuma and all of those who had sought to protect him. 11 constitutional court judges delivered a unanimous ruling against south africa's highest political leaders. >> the president failed to uphold, defend, and respect the constitution as the supreme law of the land. >> reporter: they said president zuma and the national assembly violated their constitutional obligations by failing to implement the findings of the public protector. the public protector had said zuma should repay a portion of the taxpayers' money that was spent on projects like a swimming pool and a chicken coop on his sprawling rural home. opposition parties laurjed this legal action. they now want zuma impeached. >> it means that zuma was always wrong when he said he's that he's above the law, he's above the constitution. he was always wrong. today we say, the constitution
reigning supreme. >> reporter: the president is under mounting pressure. a month ago allegations emerged he was cozy with a wealthy business family called the guptas who allegedly offered people ministerial jobs on his behalf. he's been under fire since december over his handling of the economy which is placing a downgrade by credit agencies. the court ruling on president zuma and the national assembly is damning, but it's too soon to know how it will translate politically. zuma enjoys the full support of the anc. the question is whether this is enough to push discontent expressed behind closed doors out into the open. the anc and the president say they respect the constitutional court's judgment and will study it before acting. the opposition is hoping to capitalize on the momentum, but it's unlikely to succeed with getting an impeachment through parliament, which is dominated by zuma's party, the african national congress. some say they won't abandon the
leader until it seems what voters do in this year's local election. >> many people who have for years, for decades, perhaps even for a century believed in and supported the anc are going to be second-guessing themselves. >> the political uncertainty around zuma is hurting the economy and affects the ability of families to put food on the table. whether the opposition hunger for change is matched by voters will be known in a few months. what seems certain is the president has rarely been more vulnerable. the top six of the governing african national congress has called an emergency meeting to discuss the findings of the constitutional court. that's a sign, of course, of how seriously they're taking it. that top six includes the president, his deputy, the secretary-general of the party, his deputy, the party's treasurer, and the speaker of the house. the court has the final word.
it's the country's highest court after all. it's binding there are no appeals. it said the treasury must tell the president within 60 days exactly how much money the president should pay back, and he has 45 days after that to actually pay the money. if we look closely at the president's own reaction restatement, he said he respects the judgment and he respects the court but he will consider it and negotiate and talk with the other state institutions involved and he will address and come up with an appropriate course of action. that soeems to imply he still thinks he has a choice. >> thanks for that. now, we're getting reports of a major explosion in turkey. it took place at a bus terminal in the eastern part of the country. we're hearing that there have been many casualties. let's go to the phone in turkey. what more can you tell us? >> reporter: in talking to
state media, there was a big explosion heard in the city. it's in southeast turkey. it was above the terminal. so this would be the apparent target, although it's not confirmed yet. the casualties are -- we were told at least 14 people have been injured. no word on deaths yet, but there are -- we have been told or heard that some of them could be in serious condition. >> all right. no doubt we'll come whack to later for another update on that one. a bridge collapse in eastern india has killed at least 15 people. these pictures show the moment the flyover came crashing down on cars. many are feared to be trapped beneath the rubble. rescue teams and firefighters are still on the scene. we have more from new delhi. >> reporter: the major concern here is that this bridge was
located in a very busy area with residential and commercial complexes nearby. there's also a metro snags station in the vicinity and the market. the area should have been cordoned off as all construction sites should be for health and safety measures, but locals say there were no barricades. there were allowed to pass through freely. forecast, cars and other vehicles were parked underneath it. the fear is there are people in the vehicles and could be trapped under the debris. heavy machinery is needed to lift pieces of concrete and iron from the collapsed area. the army now has arrived to help with the search and rescue mission. we heard that a very long strength between two columns has collapsed. this bridge has been under contention even before this incident. it was building that was charted more than six years ago and was delayed time and time again. the builders were under pressure to complete it quickly.
politicians arrived at the scene and playing the blame game and pointing fingers at each other. they're campaigning for state elections next month. they say corruption and mismanagement was behind it. the international criminal tribunal acquitted a serbian leader of war crimes. he was accused of stoking ethnic hatred in the 1990s. he was not in court to hear the judgment. he returned to belgrade in 2014 for cancer treatment. the presiding judge said the prosecution failed to show he was personally responsible. >> translator: with this acquittal on all nine counts of the indictment, the arrest warrants issued by the appeals chamber on the 17th of june, 2015 is hereby rendered moot. he's now a free man following this verdict. the leader of libya's new
unity government wants toe work towards national reconciliation. the prime minister and his u.n.-backed government defied threats of violence to return to the capital. libya has been unstable siz gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. since 2014 it had two competing organizations. one in tripoli and the other than in an eastern port city. the special representative of the u.n. secretary-general in libya. earlier he told us he's appealing for all libyans to come together. >> i would say that there are two governments in tripoli that do not deserve the name of government because they do not deliver services to the people. my idea of a government is that they are responsible for hospitals and schools and security for their people. they are not doing this. the sirf government is the national government because they're still on paper and the
fourth government. the central message is that it's the clear wish of the international community but more importantly of the people of libya to immediately, orderly, and peacefully hand over power, and i emphasize peacefully. there should be no fighting. this must go on in peace now. the people of libya deserve it. lots more still ahead on the al jazeera news hour, including donald trump sparks controversy again with commentses on abortion. plus, torn apart. many of the 50,000 refugees stranded in greece have become separated from family members. in sport this crash of the israeli grand prix resulted in one of the biggest names in formula one having to pull out of this weekend's race in bahrain. details are coming up. an israeli military court is
meeting to decide whether to release a soldier accused of killing a palestinian that was injured. sha riff was shot in the head and killed echlts wounded after allegedly attacking an israeli. the u.n. human rights chief is extremely concerned about what he calls an apparent execution. stephanie dekker has the latest from west jerusalem. >> reporter: the session opened with the military prosecutors downgrading the potential charge from murder to manslaughter. other things that we heard from the prosecutor saying the soldier told his commander after the shooting that he killed him because he deserved to die. he told another soldier he stabbed my friend and tried to kill him and deserved to die. we heard from the prosecutor that his soldier told the commander of his worry of an explosive. the commander didn't believe him. this goes against the soldier's defense that he believed that this 21-year-old palestinian already shot and wounded and
lying on the ground posed a threat to the soldier and his colleagues by potentially having explosives on him. we have gone through the video extensively with the man that filmed it. he says that it is clear that no one thought that the 21-year-old palestinian had any explosives on him. you can see it in the video for minutes up to the shooting. soldiers, settlers and ambulance workers milling around in closs proximity. certainly dramatic video in a case closely watched here. the prosecution has asked for the soldier's detention to be extended for the next seven days. many of the 50,000 refugees stranded in greece have now become separated from family members who were able to make the migrant trail before the borders closed. we have a report from northern greece. >> reporter: day 33 and waiting. living out in the open just a few hundred meters from a border that is separating them from their families.
he's from syria who was on his way to germany before the balkan migrant route closed. >> translator: we all made this journey because we thought we could reach germany. we sold everything we owned. they can't do this to you. >> reporter: his sister hasn't seen her husband and four children for six months. she was left 4i7bd behind when turkish police arrested her before she managed to get on the boat to reach greece's shores. now all she has is the pictureses of her family in a refugee center in germany. i die every day, she says, and lila has little hope of being reunited with them anytime soon. many of the 50,000 stranded in greece share a similar story. they arrived weeks ago, only to find a different europe. europe's response to the refugee crisis has been criticized. the united nations says erecting fence fences is not the answer. people are still hopeful that policy will change, even though they've been repeatedly told by
the authorities the borders will not open. they can apply for asiel lum in greece or the eu relocation program which accepted a few hundred applications in the past six months. for some, time is not on their side. nasim has been here for a month. he says his family lived through conflict, and he struggled to find work to feed his family. now he finds himself in an even more difficult situation. >> translator: my wife and her younger brother arrived in germany. she's alone now, and she has cancer. i just want to be with her. >> reporter: nasim is worried it will take months before migration officials begin to look into his case. that is why he is sharing his story on the plastic sheets of his new home in the hope that those who are to decide his future may be aware of his situation and possibly make an
exception. the cambodian government says a multi-million dollar deal to take in refugees unwanted by australia has failed. only five refugees will move to cambodia under the program. three have already left the southeast asian nation, and now one of the remaining refugees tells al jazeera he also wants to leave. we have the report. >> reporter: mohammed thought he would find peace in his new home. he's a member of a ethnic group denied the civil rights given to other residents of myanmar and has been badly persecuted. he's been on the run all of his adult life. he hoped to start a new life in australia, but ended up in cambodia. so this is a document that you signed saying that you would settle in cambodia? >> yeah. >> reporter: i've been speaking with him as part of a year-long
investigation into an australian resettlement deal with cambodia. why did you decide to sign this? >> i don't know. i don't have anything. >> reporter: you just wanted to leaf? >> yeah. >> reporter: under a tough border protection policy, anyone who tries to reach australia by boat, like ra shid, is sent to detention centers on the pacific islands of naru and papau new guinea. >> the message is simple. if you come to australia illegally by boat, there is no way you will ever make australia home. >> reporter: with no viable resettlement options for refugees, australia signed a $42 million deal with cambodia. the program was supposed to see dozens of refugees sent to the southeast asian nation, but only five people came. >> translator: i'm worried about how to live here. if i have to live here the way other refugees live here, how
will i sur soovivsurvive? >> reporter: three have already almost and a man returned to myanmar. a few months later an iranian couple went home to iran. now only two remain, and rashid also wants to leave. the cambodian government admits the program has failed. of the five people that came to cambodia, three have left. is it a failure? >> you could say it's a failure that they don't want to be in cambodia. they want to in australia or they want to be at a different country. >> reporter: the australian government declined on comment. rashid understands little of the policies affecting his life and says he'll keep looking for a place to call home. thousands of protesters have hit the streets of france in
anger over proposed labor reforms. in paris demonstrators clashed with police. the protests are part of a nationwide strike against changes that could alter france's 35-hour work week. jacky rowlands has the latest from paris. >> thousands of people have come up not just in paris. there are as many as 100 -- i'm sorry. 200 demonstrations taking place across france today in towns and cities, and also there are a number of strikes going as well. some civil servants, transport workers, airport workers, workers that -- some of those people are also striking today. a student and high school students as well. many schools have been forced to closed. high school students blocked the entrance to schools. it's not just a demonstration but a strike indicating that the
unemployed students and high school students are all opposed to anything that would change the kinds of working conditions and the kind of labor laws that france has known for decades. u.s. republican presidential front-runner donald trump is causing controversy again. this time one of the most explosive issues in american society during an interview on msnbc, he was asked whether women should be punished for having illegal abortions. his answer even drew criticism from his own supporters. we have the report. >> reporter: he's already offended some of the largest blocs of voters in the united states with his tough talk. this time donald trump didn't seem as confident. he fum bbles through an answer what he would do if abortions were made illegal. >> there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yes.
>> ten years? >> i don't know. >> you take positions on everything else. >> it's a complicated position. >> reporter: there is no denying he makes interesting tv with his outlandish style, so it's no surprise host chris matthews didn't end it there. >> a fine or human life on what you call murder? a fine? imprisonment for a young woman that finds herself pregnant? >> it will have to be determined. >> reaction followed swiftly. both pro and anti-abortion candidates criticized him. >> what he said today is just among the most outrageous and dangerous statements that i've heard anybody running for president say in a really long time. >> reporter: even one of his biggest political supporters, former republican candidate ben carson, said trump hadn't taken the time to think his answer through. >> what about the guy that gets her pregnant? is he responsible for the
abortion or not? >> it hasn't dair different feels for different people. i would say no. >> well, they're usually involved. >> reporter: trump later backtracked. within hours he reverted to the official party line. that doctors, not women, should be held responsible for illegal abortions. to some, trump's tactics look like political anarchy. yet, his apparent gaffes on race and gender, he'll still the republican front-runner. al jazeera.
>> i want to tell the world, "stop the war". >> on the front lines here at home. >> people manage to get across this border one way or another. >> members of the u.s. house and the u.s. senate have recklessly disregarded protecting these borders. >> to see this many people that have perished trying to make it. >> all of these people shouldn't be dead. >> these are people that are coming in that we really don't know a lot about... we're afraid. >> i think it's important that we don't play into the hands of these terrorist organizations because that's the tactics they use. >> the hopes, dreams and realities. >> for hundreds of refugee families, this represents a new start. >> philadelphia grew in the first time for 60 years, because of the immigrant communities. they are welcome... it is a safe place. >> if i become a good engineer, i can really contribute to the host community. >> i miss my country but it's safer here. >> my parents came here to
>> ...and on the streets. >> there's been another teenager shot and killed by the police. >> a fault lines special investigation. >> there's a general distrust of this prosecutor. >> this is a target you can't get rid of. >> the untold story of what's really going on in ferguson. >> they were so angry, because it could've been them. >> one hour special, only on al jazeera america.
>> there has been a large explosion at a bus terminal. ending in front of baghdad's green zone, calling for reforms of the political system. iraq's prime minister submitted a new list of minute itsters to parliament for approval. south african's main opposition, turn president, they found that he violated the constitution when he didn't repay public funds. he renovated his own home. back to the explosion in turk a, we take you to a busy bus
>> all right, we apologize there for that bad phone line. we're looking at the latest pictures coming in from the al back ar. turkey has been the target of a number of bombs in ankora, and that was in the southeast heartland for the kurds of turkey. and we'll have more on that explosion as soon as we get them. officials in china have released the information, calling on the president to resign, and several others are being held. more from beijing. >> when you're a chinese -- a government critic is worried what he put his family too.
in the u.s., out of reach of the security in china, but his relatives back home are not. >> i didn't expect the officials to pressure me this way. i was shocked when i heard the police had taken three of my family members. >> the authorities held his parents and brother for nine days, because of an anonymous letter calling for president xi ping to step down. since then, the government has launched a hunt for those suspected of writing or circulating the letter. the numbers are difficult to verify, but it's thought that security officials picked up at least 11 people in connection with the investigation. some have been released, but others, including on the west side in which the letter was posted, are still missing. the crackdown of dissidents and
critics have intensified. in one of the cases, five people from a publishing house in hong kong have disappeared over protests that they were abducted. they later appeared on television in china, making statements that activists say were likely coerced. >> what the foreign media sees is only a small fraction of these case. there are so many activists that disappear in silence, sentenced for 13 years, nine years, nobody knows. >> he feels safer living abroad. >> my criticism of the government and it's policies led to my family members disappearing, but i won't give up my work. >> he knows that his family could be started again, and that's what worries him. aljazeera, beijing. >> now, the chinese police are arrested more than 3,000 people who are trying to enter hong
kong illegally. many of them were undocumented and from several countries in southeast asia. the police say they want to work as laborers. the arrests were part of a joint police crackdown for smuggling rings. argentina has taken a big step toward entering the global financial system, to repay u.s. creditors, and end a long dispute over the country's debt. [ applause ] >> taking the step toward leaving financial behind. on thursday, the argentina senate passed a law that would allow argentina to pay back its creditors. >> we have to set the time and pay back soon because we're building interest. we have been in default for years, and we need to put an end to that. >> >> reporter: the senate vote paves the way for the government to pay billions of dollars to so-called creditors.
a small handful of wealthy speculators to restructure the debt. 15 years ago, the so-called -- both have billions of dollars of argentina's soaring debt. in the early 2,000s, when the economy was on its knees. since then, argentina has managed to renegotiate with 93% of its creditors. but a handful have sued the country for full payment in the united states, plus interest and penalties. this vote is considered a victory for our president, trying to pay off argentina's debt, so this country can move back to the world's financial market. this would allow argentina to borrow the money once again and get the economy moving again. this has been over the last four years. >> original original needs some time to just micromanage
it's past, and the best way is for the currency, without having to make a very harsh adjustment. and that's to access the credit. >> but many people here, the christina kirschner, saying that argentina shouldn't be taking on any more debt. >> argentina should be crying today and not celebrating. we're paying off a debt that has not helped the country at all. every time we have taken a debt, it has not been used to build roads, schools or hospitals. >> reporter: for now, argentina has until april 14th to pay its debt. it's not the best, but it's the only one available. and it would allow this country to leave the past behind.
>> its progressing on the venues, but amnesty international, abusive conditions for people and projects for the 132 migrant construction workers building the stadium. it will be the first world cup venue to open. the men are mainly from bangladesh, and they're disstressed about the delay in salaries up to ten months ago. >> delayed pay or non-payment of wages for very long periods. we have seen workers go for ten months without being paid.
very harsh condition. >> withholding pay is against the labor law and an amendment to 2015 requires businesses to pay works or time and by direct bank deposits. it's made worse by workers in countries by agents taking large fees, and promising different jobs than the ones that they get when they arrive in qatar. you might think that they should leave, but it's not that response. >> you have a sponsor and the sponsor has complete control. you cannot change the job without the sponsor's approval. and you cannot leave the country without the sponsor's approval. >> one man was told he better keep working or he would never leave. it's had defined piment international labor association. sponsorships, the workers will be allowed to repeal when he's
given the go ahead for the exit visa, but the 2014 report by the government, into the migrant labor and human rights, says that laws need to be better enforced. >> it's not the case of new legislation. there's a lot of legislation already enforcing qatar. it's a question of also stepping up enforcement. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of workers like these and construction workers in qatar. thousands in the next knew years, more needs to be done to protect their rights and make sure that they can make a living with out the threat of abuse. >> the attorney general of the 2022 supreme committee, i asked how these abuses could have taken place under his watch. >> in relation to the context of the report that you just mention, i would like to note
that it's not entirely accurate. the report covers a period between february and may of 2015. now, when amnesty came back to us in 2016, in relation to their findings, we had already addressed a number of these issues reflected on in the report. and we continue to address a number of issues going on. in terms of the context of the report, they addressed four companies out of 40. out of these four companies, one is currently being -- is banned from applying to any projects in relation to the world cup until they rectify the situation, and they are in the process of rectifying the issues addressed in the report. two are actually banned from participating in any project related to the world cup, and one of them has actually ended up becoming a role model in complying with the report. they started out by being a
non-complying, and now they radio a role model in the standards to the world cup. >> the sponsorship system, is that the heart of forced labor, bo you call for that to come? as you know, migrant workers need to change their position if they want to leave the country? >> that is an issue that's currently being drained by the company. and it was announced and it will come to force at the end of this year, meant to cover the issues that you just mentioned. >> they said it's not enough, and it will do little, are they wrong? >> that's an issue they would have to address to the authorities for them to respond to. for my part, we're committed to ensuring worker welfare. the supreme committee has always been committed to working with welfare issues, and that has been reflected in the amnesty report. we have always said from day one, that this will be a
catalyst for positive change, and you can see that matters are being addressed on the ground, gradually. >> more now on the explosion in turkey took place at the bus terminal, in the southeastern part of the country. we go back to our correspondent, joining us live from gaza in turkey. any claim of responsibility, and any details on what exactly and who was behind this? >> . >> no, we don't have the responsibility y but what we do know so far, a car bomb attacker was targeting a police terminal, a bus terminal in a busy street. but if i can give you some context to what's happening since the last year, around august last year, the security forces have been carrying out
the attacks against the pkk fighters. those are members of the kurdistan workers party, known as the pkk. it's kurdish groups, so it's fighting the turkish state for the last 40 years. that operation ended about a few weeks ago in early march. there were a number of minsters visiting, and one particular area called sur, it was big damage an and destruction. the minsters were assessing the damage, and they started plans to reconstruct that area. >> now, there has been of course a number of attacks. can you give us an update.
>> so far the ministry of interior, four police officers were killed. and about 20 people were injured in the attacks. some of the injuries for those wounded were described as minimal and slight. so we're not quite sure that the death toll will rise. however, because the attacks took place about an hour ago, because it's rush hour, and it's in a busy area. so that could really be one of the causes. >> president obama says more needs to be done to make sure that there are no nuclear weapons in the world. he was speaking at a two-day nuclear security summit in washington, involving leaders from 50 countries. he called on russia to reduce it's nuclear weapon stockpile,
though there were no russians at the summit. he added that the u.s. and russia will stand up to north korea with its launches. patty is in washington d.c. for us, and can this gathering pull off the notable nuclear absentees? >> you know, the administration, sammy, has really been trying to downplay that statement. they will work with russia, but it's obviously russia's loss, and it's a key actor missing from the table. this is a huge thing for the president. this is the fourth summit of its kind. and the administration made progress. of the 200 nations, there were 260 country promises and 3/4 of those have been kept. they are trying to shame the leaders into keeping their commitment. and he told me you expect to
see some countries make more commitments. this is the 200 tons of nuclear material around the world. and they want to make sure that it's secure. they are going to have an entire meeting on the islamic state of iraq and levant, and it's a group that's trying to get its hands on the materials, but just a general terrorism effort. when it comes to national security. >> the clock is ticking on the obama nuclear initiative, isn't it? >> the president is talking about reducing nuclear weapons, and at the same time, he's talking about spending $1 trillion on the u.s.' nuclear weapon stockpile. so a bit of a contradiction there. >> still to come, the world
with 41-33, and he should have been run out of one, but the west indies lost their chance, and he ended up with an unbeaten 89 balls. his average is ridiculous, 136.5, and india posting 20 overs. >> 28-two, four overs. 2020, new zealand, 143 for 6. britney cooper, just six runs short, instead of taking three for 26, the west indies reaching their first ever final. the champions, australia, that
one takes place just ahead of the men's final. drivers have arrived in bahrain just ahead of this week. one who won't be taking part, this is why. he formed a double world champion involved in a huge crash at the first race of the season in melbourne this month. following a medical examination on thursday, it was decided that he should pull out. >> at the last moment, to be able to practice, it has been some painful days with some pain at home. buff you know, i was ready to go through this pain somehow in the car, and make sure that --
>> five members. united states women's soccer team are courthousing their governing body of wage discrimination in a complaint on thursday. the united states are the current world champion, but the counterparts, despite needing 20ed in for soccer in 2015. the second place will she submitted to the u.s. federal agency, and for workplace discrimination. this is how their earnings compare, women will earn $1,350 for a win, while the men will pocket more than 17 and a half thousand dollars. on the roster, 15 for a mem player, comparing that to the $69,000 men will get. on the world cup, women will
receive $75,000 to place, and if the men won the fifa world cuff, they will pocket $9 million each. moving to the nba now. a new franchise record for regular season wins. 68 and 7, the all-time record of 72. but that barely begins to tell. the jazz more than played their part. 79-71. five minutes into the fourth quarter, and also, 88-85 with just a minute and a half to go. payback as they so often do, just 15 seconds left. and then in overtime, the reigning nba, curry, the definition of most valuable player. that shot is amazing, and the warriors go on to win, 103-96.
the miami open, he was the winner against thomas -- in key biscayne. he had to have treatment during the semifinal. a relatively comfortable 6-3, 6-3 victory. djokovic --. >> michael jordan retired from basketball for the third and final time in 2003, but 30 years later, he's still making more than any other retired athlete. the highest earnings, and jordan pulled in an amazing $110 million in 2015. the majority of that revenue coming from his long association with nike. second on the list, david beckham. $65 million, and arnold palmer,
he's 86 years old and he made $40 million last year, golf courses and ice tea and lemonade bearing his name. playing for the milwaukee bucks, he made $32 million, his investments with 450 restaurants across the u.s. >> thank you so much. the most iconic studio in the world is closing down. the shop in new york is the victim of a change in the music industry. it was a favorite for david bowie and lou reed. we spoke to the owner, rosenthal. >> hi, i'm steve rosenthal. and i'm the owner of music shop
in new york city. when i started, and i built the studio in '87, the whole concept was that people would play in a room. and what comes out of the interaction is the record. this wall is kind of representative of the kind of records that got made over the years. one of the highlights was doing a james bond here, two suzanne vega, two natalie merchant records, and it has been very eclectic and really fun. ♪ having david bowie in the magic shop was an amazing experience. the thing was, he really wanted to be able to go to work without being bothered, and he wanted to be here and concentrate. none of us said boo about it.
and it's something that i'm really really proud of, that we were able to keep the secret, to be able to deal with your own mortality and create art, it's pretty extraordinary. i think that the music industry itself is obviously very troubled. the climate of the music business has impacted very seriously my studio business, and the budgets have really declined. and also, the way technology allows people to make music in their house and all of that stuff. >> nice to see you how's it going? >> nice to have you. >> my pleasure, they're coming into work now. i have to be out at the end of march, but i have to learn to deal with it. i've been coming here for 28 years, and that's a long time. >> stay with us here on aljazeera. we have another half hour of
>> a car bomb in southeastern turkey targets security forces, killing at least six people. aljazeera live from london, and good to have you along. let's look at what else we're covering in the next 30 minutes. iraq's leader calls off supporters after the prime minister names new minsters for his cabinet. south africa's president zuma found guilty of violating the constitution by using publ m