Latest News Asia and Australia Edition: Manus Island, Toshiba, Zimbabwe: Your Monday Briefing 2017-11-19T19:46:28.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Robert Mugabe, in Speech to Zimbabwe, Refuses to Say if He Will Resign 2017-11-19T19:32:40.000000000+00:00 Party leaders had given the embattled president until noon Monday to resign or face impeachment in Parliament, but the president said he would preside over a party congress in a few weeks. Trump Blasts LaVar Ball: ‘I Should Have Left Them in Jail!’ 2017-11-19T19:08:26.000000000+00:00 A day after Ball downplayed President Trump’s involvement in getting three U.C.L.A. players safely out of China, the president fired back on Twitter. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads 2017-11-19T19:06:12.000000000+00:00 From “The Lion King” to marathon Thanksgiving preparations, here’s a look at some of The Times’s best recent journalism. Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85 2017-11-19T17:58:35.000000000+00:00 Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him. The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: A Special Episode for Kids 2017-11-19T17:51:51.000000000+00:00 Starting next year, girls can decide whether to become a girl scout or a boy scout. But a handful of girls — kind of secretly — have already made that decision. ‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes Aim at Al Franken, an ‘S.N.L.’ Alumnus 2017-11-19T17:24:29.000000000+00:00 “S.N.L.,” where Senator Al Franken became famous as a comedy writer and performer, used its “Weekend Update” segment to criticize him over recent allegations of sexual misconduct. Why People in Mississippi Have to Watch the Giants 2017-11-19T16:06:54.000000000+00:00 The process of determining which N.F.L. games will be shown in which TV markets can be simple — unless there’s flexing, cross flexing, prime flexing, mandatory pullouts... Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82 2017-11-19T16:05:30.000000000+00:00 Mr. Alaïa insisted on his freedom and worked, argued and cooked on his own schedule. Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs 2017-11-19T15:26:19.000000000+00:00 Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.