| December 13, 2013
Execution raises questions about Kim’s control of North Korea
"Despicable human scum...worse than a dog" is how North Korean state media described the once-powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un. Jang Song Thaek was executed after admitting trying to "overthrow the state". The dramatic news has provoked fears of instability in the nuclear-armed state. ITV’s John Sparks reports.