Hard Numbers: Some Republican dissent, Italian mafia on trial, Rohingya camp blaze, Joe the pigeon under attack

oting result of the House of Representatives is seen during the vote to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, US., on this frame from a video displayed on a smartphone screen in front the US flag.

10: Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice on Wednesday, when 232 members of the House — including 10 Republicans who bucked party lines — voted in favor of impeaching the president for inciting last week's riot at the US Capitol building. Trump now faces a trial in the Senate, and if convicted, will be barred from ever holding federal office again.


355: Italy's largest organized crime trial in decades is now underway, with 355 members of the Ndrangheta mafia now facing charges including murder, drug trafficking, extortion, and money laundering. The group plays a massive role in Europe's cocaine trade, prosecutors say. It took three hours just to read out the names of all the defendants at a recent hearing.

3,500: A massive fire ripped through the Nayapara Camp, a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, displacing around 3,500 Rohingya. Most of the refugees — who have already faced years of displacement and hardship — lost all their possessions in the blaze, though no casualties were reported.

8,000: A racing pigeon called Joe has survived a staggering 8,000 mile journey, flying from his home turf in the southern US state of Alabama to Australian shores. The bird, which is believed to have fled a racing event in Oregon in October, now faces an uncertain future as Australian authorities fear he could carry diseases that threaten the country's biosecurity.

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