Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt has played down links between the country`s bushfire disaster and climate change after he "looked up what Wikipedia said".
The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is facing three new bushfire emergencies with two fires burning near Newcastle and one in the Blue Mountains as extreme weather conditions remain in the state, local media reported Wednesday.
The scores of wildfires that destroyed over 100 homes and other buildings in southern Australia have reduced after temperatures cooled from record highs, officials said on Wednesday.
A major bushfire threatens a town in south Australia after raging for several days across hundreds of hectares of scrub.
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