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Megan Levy

Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

Backpackers' accused attacker should face full force of law if guilty: father

Megan Levy The elderly father of a man charged with the attempted murder and rape of two backpackers in South Australia says his son should face the full force of the law if he is guilty of the crime.

Man accused of South Australia backpacker attack sought love online

A Facebook profile photo of the man arrested over an attack on two backpackers on a South Australian beach.

Megan Levy The man accused of a terrifying attack on two German backpackers at a remote South Australian beach had been searching for love online, describing himself on a dating website as being respectful to...

Backpacker 'naked, screaming for help' after escaping alleged attacker in South Australia

A Facebook photo of the man accused of abducting and attempting to murder two backpackers in South Australia.

Megan Levy A group of fishermen have described the horrifying moment a terrified young European backpacker emerged from sand dunes at a remote South Australian beach - naked, bleeding and begging for their help.

Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows

The Southern Horizon flag was the most popular among voters.

Megan Levy Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems.

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Sixth member of Adelaide family dies after learning of highway tragedy in India

Anamika and Rupen Datta were on a six-week trip to India with their children.

Megan Levy A sixth member of an Adelaide family has died from a heart attack after learning the devastating news that five of his relatives were killed in a horror car crash in India, according to a report.

Facebook, Twitter drive record number of calls to Lifeline crisis support

Lifeline Australia says social media has contributed to a record-breaking year in calls to the charity.

Megan Levy Feelings of isolation enhanced by our increasing obsession with social media see calls to Lifeline pass one million in a year for the first time.

'My heart is breaking': Australian family killed in horrific crash in India

Megan Levy, Kate Aubusson An Australian family who died in a horrific highway crash in India while travelling to the Taj Mahal were nearing the end of a six-week holiday to visit family when the tragedy occurred, according to...

From chook raffle to $70m Powerball winners: Hervey Bay grandparents win jackpot

Hervey Bay grandparents win $70m Powerball jackpot.

Megan Levy Humble grandparents from Hervey Bay in Queensland get some life-changing news.

$70m Powerball jackpot scooped by Queensland winner

Missing millions: 14 syndicate members cry foul over Tattslotto payout.

Megan Levy One lucky punter has scooped the entire $70 million jackpot in Thursday night's Powerball draw, the largest win on a single ticket in the competition's history.

Shark 'jumps' on surfer's board

NCH NEWS. Newcastle beach was closed after a shark was sighted in the area around lunch time. Pic shows a surfer in the water behind a sign warning that a shark has been sighted, at Newcastle Beach. 8th December 2015. NCH. Pic by MAX MASON-HUBERS MMHClick to play video

Megan Levy An early morning surfer says he got a shock after a small shark landed on his surfboard at the southern end of Bondi Beach on Tuesday morning.

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Hotel worker Michael Nolan sacked over Facebook post to Clementine Ford

Sacked because of Facebook post: Michael Nolan.

Megan Levy A Sydney hotel supervisor has been sacked? from his job after making a sexist and offensive comment on Facebook about Fairfax Media columnist Clementine Ford.

Missing surfers Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman 'drove through Mexico drug cartel area'

Adam Coleman and his girlfriend Andrea Gomez.

Megan Levy On the night of November 20, two men matching the descriptions of Australian surfers Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman were seen entering an all-night convenience store in the coastal Mexican city of Los...

Boy, 12, monitored in connection with suspected terrorist activity: AFP

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin.

Megan Levy A 12-year-old boy is one of more than a dozen young males being monitored by security agencies in connection with suspected terrorist activity, authorities have confirmed.

Cranbrook School headmaster Nicholas Sampson emails parents over claims made at royal commission

Wrote to parents: Cranbrook School headmaster Nicholas Sampson.

Megan Levy and Timna Jacks A former Geelong Grammar headmaster suggested that a teacher retire early, in order to avoid a formal complaint about sexual abuse, an inquiry has heard.

Stroke victim unconscious in hospital toilet for 21 hours dies

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Kate Aubusson and Megan Levy A Sydney man who spent more than 20 hours lying unconscious on the floor in the toilets of Sydney's Royal North Shore has reportedly died.

Mick Fanning's mum: I saw my boy going down

JEFFREYS BAY, South Africa (Sunday, July 19, 2015) –   Mick Fanning Of Australia shortly before being attacked by a shark during the Final of the JBay Open on Sunday July 19, 2015.
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Megan Levy Elizabeth Osborne was stricken with fear as she watched her son disappear behind a wall of water moments after being lunged at by a shark.

Terminal tensions amid Bali flight chaos as volcanic ash cloud shuts airport

Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali on Saturday.

Josh Dye and Megan Levy Nearly 50 domestic and international flights were cancelled on Sunday as Bali's airport remained closed.

Indonesian pilot 'radicalised by Islamic State' posed in front of Opera House

Tommy Abu Alfatih posted this photo of himself in front of the Opera House to his Facebook account in August 2014.

Megan Levy Australian Federal Police say two Indonesian pilots appear to have been radicalised by pro-Islamic State forces and may pose an international security threat, according to a leaked report published...

Mystery 'Australian' woman found on US street with amnesia makes TV appeal

Megan Levy A mystery woman who turned up in a coastal Californian town suffering from amnesia says she has had vivid dreams about an unknown man.

Gareth Huntley's Australian girlfriend seeks answers after his death in Malaysia

There are still many unanswered questions into the death of Gareth Huntley, his girlfriend says.

Megan Levy The last time Melbourne woman Kit Natariga spoke on the phone to her boyfriend Gareth Huntley, they were brimming with excitement about the new life they were about to embark on together.