Among those eight confirmed dead, four have been named. Gary Arthur, 48, died in the Clutha Vaults bar. All three of the crew of the helicopter were killed: pilot David Traill, 51, police officer Kirsty Neils, 36, and Tony Collins, 43.
Fourteen people are currently being treated for serious injuries. 32 people were taken from the scene on Friday to three different hospitals across Glasgow.
Chief Constable Sir Stephen House, of Police Scotland, has said of the incident 'Our thoughts and condolences are very much with the families of those who have died and those who have been injured in this tragic incident'.
Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted, saying "My thoughts are with everyone affected by the helicopter crash in Glasgow - and the emergency services working tonight".
New York train derails
Four people have been killed in an incident involving a Metro-North train in the Bronx area of New York City.
63 people have also been injured, in the derailment that took place at 12:20(GMT), with eleven of those injured believed to be in a critical condition in hospital.
The train's locomotive and carriages derailed as the train went into a bend in a slow speed area, on the railway line near Spuyten Duyvil station.
Investigators are looking into reports that the train was travelling too fast.
The train avoided the adjacent Hudson and Harlem rivers. Although pictures showing the scenes of the incident suggest that the carriages narrowly avoided the water.
Ukraine protests continue
Thousands gathered in a park before moving towards Kiev's Independence Square today, defying a court order banning rallies in the city centre.
The demonstrators are demanding new elections and the impeachment of the president.
Activists in another protest that took place on Friday evening were violently dispersed on Saturday by police, with dozens of people being injured. Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych said he was "outraged" by the violence.
Protests started over a week ago, when President Viktor Yanukovych stopped preparations to sign an EU agreement that would effectively open borders to goods and perhaps lead to the easing of travel restrictions. However President Yanukovych has said on his website that he still intends on signing an agreement.
There had been a smaller rally in Kiev in support of the Ukrainian President's decision.