Teacher Mary Jean Subayco says a cellphone charger left plugged in by someone inside the faculty room may have overheated, causing the fire
While the bloc has tried to show a united front in the face of Brexit, celebrating the EU's 60th anniversary earlier this month, in Britain the prime minister is struggling to unite her own country
(UPDATED) Marine Le Pen's hardline stance on security and the place of Islam in France come under attack from her fellow presidential hopefuls
(UPDATED) Centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are expected to come under attack in the first of 3 debates
(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, who is accused of graft, tells those behind the latest complaint against her to 'stop it, climb a mountain and go meditate'
Pence pledges the United States will keep working with Europe to boost the world's two biggest economies, fight terrorism and defend eastern EU states against Russian encroachment
French President Francois Hollande vows a 'firm' response to a growing list of pronouncements by the maverick tycoon, including his encouragement for Brexit and suspension of all refugee arrivals
Candidates including former prime minister Manuel Valls fighting for relevance as the country veers to the right
(UPDATED) Around 70 countries attending talks in Paris calls on the two sides to avoid moves that 'prejudge the outcome of negotiations on final status issues, including inter alia, Jerusalem, borders, security, refugees'
'[Director Ian Loreños] doesn’t reinvent the wheel. He only makes sure that it works and does not offend by lazy crafting,' writes film critic Oggs Cruz
Richard Yap, Enchong Dee, and many more lead the movie's star-studded cast. This is the first 'Mano Po' movie in 7 years
See the nominees at this year's FAMAS awards, happening on December 4
The party of Haiti's former leader Michel Martelly attempted to cut short speculation over the result of a long-delayed presidential election, claiming victory while vote-counting continued
(UPDATED) Politicians from around the world offer both praise and cautious welcome to the new President-elect, Donald Trump
Brexit minister David Davis says the government would fight the ruling, insisting that result of the referendum must be respected
(UPDATED) The deal removes 99% of customs duties between the two sides, linking the single EU market with the world's 10th largest economy
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demands an immediate probe into the October 26 attack on the school in rebel-held Idlib province that he says 'may amount to a war crime'
Despite 12,000 UN peacekeepers and a few hundred remaining French troops, tensions are high and tens of thousands of people are still displaced and in need of aid in the Central African Republic
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(UPDATED) Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard L. Feringa are awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on molecular machines
(UPDATED) 'I have seen the results of yesterday's plebiscite. We would have hoped for a different result,' the United Nations secretary general tells reporters in Geneva.
Jean Ping, Bongo's main election rival, lashes the court's ruling to dismiss claims of vote fraud as a miscarriage of justice, declaring himself 'president elect'
(3rd UPDATE) The court, while partially changing the results of the close August 27 vote, says President Ali Bongo maintained a lead over his former ally-turned-opponent Jean Ping
EU President Donald Tusk says on the summit eve that the leaders must 'have a sober and brutally honest assessment of the situation'
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker is expected to unveil plans to boost prosperity and security in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world
'Every single suicide is still a tragedy... The message we want to pass on is first of all, having suicidal thoughts is nothing to be ashamed of,' says WHO Representative in the Philippines Gundo Weiler
(UPDATED) Many countries have struggled with reconciling a dictator’s burial with their history
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says the decision of authorities to slap Apple with a huge bill for back taxes was an application of the rules
(UPDATED) Bongo's government presses a fierce crackdown, with security forces rounding up around 1,000 people nationwide, since riots first swept across the capital Libreville on Wednesday.
As gunfire crackled across the city, at least 6 people were admitted to hospital with bullet wounds
The official tally of votes will not be published until Tuesday, August 30, and some voters voiced fears of a repeat of the violence seen after a disputed 2009 election
In celebrating the International Humanitarian Law Day, we must be ever mindful of what those laws mean and why they matter in modern society
Already present in Algeria, Pertamina would expand its footprint in Africa by acquiring Maurel & Prom which has operations in Gabon and Tanzania
(3rd UPDATE) Seven people are now being held over the carnage
European leaders heap pressure on Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May to launch the country's divorce proceedings from the EU
'The EU will defend its steel industry. We are not defenseless, and we will use all the means at our disposal,' says European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker while in Beijing
'Our results show the increased potential of MERS virus infection from a single patient in an overcrowded emergency room,' say researchers from Samsung Medical Center, where the outbreak occurred
(UPDATED) Abbas Kiarostami, who won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1997 for 'Taste of Cherry,' dies
Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell Ubial says that, in most cases, 'women in this country have more children than they want'
Newly-inducted Health Secretary Jean Ubial says from the P26B budget at the beginning of the Aquino administration, the DOH now has P154B at its disposal
(UPDATED) European Union leaders assess the damage from Britain's decision to leave the bloc and try to prevent further disintegration
(UPDATED) European powers urge Britain not to delay amid fears of a domino-effect of exit votes in euroskeptic member states that could imperil the integrity of the bloc
The foreign ministers of the 6 founding members of the European Union begin a series of crisis meetings over the coming week in the aftermath of Brexit
(UPDATED) 'We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be,' EU chiefs say
(11th UPDATE) Britain will be the first country to leave in the history of the EU, the culmination of decades of suspicion over European aims of creating an ever-closer political union
(5th UPDATE) British MP Jo Cox is pronounced dead at 1:48pm (1248 GMT)
Britons will vote on June 23 whether to remain in the EU or leave, with recent polls showing a swing in favor of the "Brexit" camp setting off alarm bells in European capitals
(UPDATED) Vice President Jejomar Binay's name, vast political experience, and formidable political machinery are not enough to make him the 16th president of the Philippines. What went wrong?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says French support for a UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem casts doubt on the impartiality of its Middle East peace initiative, a claim Paris denies
Israel and Palestine are not invited to the Paris meeting. Instead, the aim is to prepare an international summit which would be held in the second half of 2016, which would include the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.