Party-goers have watched the New Year's Eve ball drop in New York's Times Square as it counted down to 2014:
More top news
Scottish leader Johann Lamont's resignation highlights the post-referendum divisions.
The remaining X Factor contestants face the judges tonight - with an exit predicted for at least one member of boy band Stereo Kicks.
Jack Bruce, the composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, died today of liver disease at the age of 71.