RT News - December 21, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Two police officers are shot dead in New York. The gunman claimed it was revenge for the recent police killings of black civilians; Black Tuesday - the rouble nose-dives, suffering its worst single-day drop in over a decade; The two bloody sieges which shocked the world this week - over a 130 children were butchered by Taliban militants at a Pakistan school. That's a day after two hostages died in Australia when a supposed lone wolf Islamist attacker seized a cafe.