Falcao's pies-to-wages ratio, sleds called Mervyn, poached eggs and super studs - what the world of sport taught us in 2014.
The oil and gas industry is set for a year of mergers and takeovers as a result of the plummeting oil price, a business consultancy predicts.
Hacker Jan Krissler claims to have cloned the fingerprint of a German politician using standard photographs taken at an event.
A BBC correspondent on board an Indonesian military plane searching the Java sea for any sign of the missing AirAsia airliner says search teams have seen oil slicks in the water.
Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King says the financial system is still not safe from another crisis.
January is FA Cup month on the BBC, and we have lots of ways for you to follow the action on TV, radio and online.
The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai militant attacks wins an appeal against his detention in Pakistan, paving the way for his release.
Two men are arrested after the body of a 57-year-old woman was discovered at a property in Cardigan, Ceredigion.
Sharanjit Leyl reports from Singapore and Alice Budisatrijo, reports from Surabaya, Indonesia, on the wait for news of the missing plane, AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501.
A new £100 coin featuring London's Elizabeth Tower which houses Big Ben is minted to mark the start of the new year.
A head teacher has described the "utter shock and betrayal" he felt on discovering a long-serving teacher was a paedophile.
A man appears in court charged with the murder of a man shot dead while he sat in a car at traffic lights in Sheffield city centre.
Mexican bullfighter Karla de los Angeles sustains cuts to her thigh and gluteal muscles as she is gored by a bull at a fight in Mexico City.
A woman is still in hospital three days after having part of her ear bitten off in an attack in a Newcastle nightclub.
Russia's economy contracts for the first time in five years as President Putin moves to protect the country's banks.
Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the big technology trends of 2014.
Greek MPs reject a presidential candidate nominated by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, triggering a snap general election.
Michael Schumacher faces a "long fight" on the road to recovery, his manager says a year after the F1 champion suffered head injuries while skiing.
A man appears at crown court for the first time charged with murdering his nine-year-old grandson.
One in 10 UK families see one earner's wages used solely to cover childcare and commuting costs, research by insurer Aviva suggests.