Isis in Iraq: All-female Yazidi fighters want revenge on Daesh

When Islamic State (Isis) swept into the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in 2014, a few young Yazidi women took up arms against the militants attacking women and girls from their community. Haseba Nauzad, the units 24-year-old commander, lost her marriage. She was living with her husband in Turkey when IS (Daesh) swept through northern Iraq and announced its so-called caliphate over areas that included traditional Kurdish lands. May 4, 2016

The Herbal Chef: California cook brings cannabis to fine dining

As California prepares for the possible legalisation of recreational marijuana in November, Los Angeles-based chef Chris Sayegh is on a pioneering mission to take haute cuisine to a higher place with his cannabis infused menus. Sayegh who, at only 23, has cut his teeth in the kitchens of top restaurants in New York and California, explains that infusing cannabis into his recipes creates a whole new experience for diners. May 4, 2016

Peru: Video shows police shooting down suspected drug trafficking plane

Peruvian drug enforcement agents from the countrys DIRANDRO downed a small plane suspected of trafficking drugs on 3 May. The dramatic video, filmed by a police officer, shows the moment authorities shot down the Bolivian plane, license CP1818, and it crashed to the ground. May 4, 2016