Competitive video gaming - known as e-sports - should be included in the Olympic Games, the creator of World of Warcraft has told the BBC.
UK workers managed to increase their output per hour by 0.6% in the July-to-September period, the Office for National Statistics has said.
The boss of Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata is to step down, amid widespread criticism of how the company handled recent safety crises.
All vehicle movement in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state is banned from Christmas Eve until Sunday to prevent militant attacks, the army says.
Bomb disposal experts are sent to examine a suspicious object on the outskirts of south Belfast.
From one of the most intense title battles ever, to a stark reminder of the dangers of motorsport, 2014 was a year no-one will forget.
The comedian came ahead of Johnny Depp and Ben Stiller to pick up the honour.
One of singer Bryan Ferry's sons is critically ill in hospital following a car crash in Shropshire, the BBC understands.
The number of people who are unemployed in France has risen to a record high, official figures show.
Musician Marcus O'Neil has won a legal case against one of the music industry giants over underpaid royalties.
Airports are busy on Christmas Eve as many people choose to get away for the festive season, but roads and railways are quieter than usual.
Wada officials investigating claims of widespread doping in Russia visit Moscow and take 3,000 samples from athletes.
Defence giant BAE Systems is to supply the US Army with a fleet of armoured vehicles, in a contract reportedly worth $1.2bn.
A Japanese woman who makes art based on her vagina is charged with obscenity, in a case that has sparked discussion on pornography laws.
A pedestrian believed to be in his 20s dies after being struck by a car in Aberdeenshire.
Campaigners say the UK's voting system is "ossified" and must embrace the digital revolution.
About 863,000 people were working on Christmas Day 2012 - 2.9% of the UK's total workforce - according to the most up-to-date figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Jamie Scott, the winner of this year's Masterchef: The Professionals, and judge Marcus Wareing describe the nervous dynamics of the TV final to BBC Breakfast.
Somerset has been badly hit severe flooding in recent years. The BBC's John Maguire met up with one family to see how they had been coping since being forced from their home.
The BBC's Steph McGovern surprises shoppers while reporting on Christmas sales.