Alberta International Airshow a go for takeoff in August

A Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet takes off from the City Centre Airport prior to the Edmonton Indy race in Edmonton on Sunday, July 22, 2012. (John Ulan / THE CANADIAN PRESS) A Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet takes off from the City Centre Airport prior to the Edmonton Indy race in Edmonton on Sunday, July 22, 2012. (John Ulan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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Taliban official: Strict punishment, executions will return

One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public.