Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned that the devastating bushfires raging in the country might go on for months. At least 24 people have died since the fires began in September. Air quality in the capital Canberra was this weekend rated the worst in the world. Mr. Morrison announced the creation of a recovery agency to help those who have lost homes and businesses in the fires. He has faced fierce criticism over the speed of his response to the crisis.
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