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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.

'I will be your leader!': Comedian spoofs Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live

Megan Levy "Citizens, you will elect me. I will be your leader."

Social media reacts to Hillary Clinton's bid to become US president

Hillary Clinton launched her 2016 presidential campaign on social media.

Megan Levy Hillary Clinton's announcement that she will enter the 2016 race for the White House came in a two-minute video released in a digital blitz on social media, in which she told the US public she wanted...

British sex offender who fled to Australia recaptured and deported after boasting about new life on Facebook

Deported: Steven Allison.

Megan Levy A British sex offender who fled to Australia to escape serving any jail time has been recaptured after boasting about his new life on Facebook.

Syrian girl 'surrenders': The story of the child who mistook a camera for a gun

Heartbreaking: The photograph of Syrian refugee Hudea, taken by Osman Sagirli, was first published in Turkish newspaper <i>Türkiye</i>.

Megan Levy It's been described as the image that broke the internet's heart.

Phil Blackwood 'forced to sleep on pallet' in Myanmar prison after insulting Buddhism

Phil Blackwood with Noemi Almo, and their seven-month-old daughter, who can visit him in prison once a fortnight.

Megan Levy A New Zealand bar manager jailed in Myanmar for using an image of Buddha to promote his business is enduring appalling conditions in prison, including being forced to sleep on a wooden pallet, his...

Wife of millionaire Sydney podiatrist Phillip Vasyli charged with his murder in Bahamas

Stabbed to death: Phillip Vasyli.

Megan Levy The wife of millionaire Sydney podiatrist Phillip Vasyli has been charged with murdering her husband at their luxury home in the Bahamas, police have confirmed.

Major 7.5 earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued

An earthquake.

Megan Levy A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.

Monica Lewinsky was 'patient zero' of online bullying, TED conference hears

Megan Levy Monica Lewinksy has delivered a powerful speech about the devastating effects of online harassment, describing herself as "patient zero" in the online bullying crisis.

Tunisia terrorist attack: 'I couldn't see anything except blood and the dead'

A victim arrives at hospital after the attack.

Megan Levy A tourist bus had just pulled up outside Tunisia's national museum and its passengers were piling out of the vehicle ready for a day of sightseeing when militants, armed with assault rifles and...

Jake Bilardi's former classmate says his reported death as an Islamic State suicide bomber is tragic

Young white Jihadi referred to as

Rania Spooner, Megan Levy and Michael Bachelard A former classmate of Melbourne teenager believed to have taken his life in an Iraqi suicide bombing, has described his death as "tragic".

Australian 'white jihadi' teen Jake Bilardi involved in Islamic State suicide bombing: report

Unconfirmed reports say Jake Bilardi took part in a suicide bombing.

Megan Levy A Melbourne schoolboy who travelled to the Middle East to fight with Islamic State has reportedly been involved in a suicide bombing in Iraq.

Sir Richard Branson pleads for lives of Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and other drug convicts on death row

Plea: Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson .

Megan Levy Sir Richard Branson has written a letter to Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, pleading with him to spare the lives of the Bali nine ringleaders and the other death-row prisoners who are awaiting...

AirAsia crash: experts cast doubt on Indonesia's icing theory

An AirAsia Airbus A320 passenger jet lands at Sukarno-Hatta airport on the outskirts of Jakarta in 2013.

Jonathan Pearlman, Megan Levy Aviation experts have criticised the first official Indonesian report into the AirAsia crash, which claims that the accident was caused by "icing" that damaged the plane's engines.

New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai kills dozens

Light and laser illuminate the Lujiazui financial district of Pudong in Shanghai.

Megan Levy At least 35 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a stampede at New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, according to Chinese state media.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501: the people on board the missing plane

Ruth Natalia Puspitasari and Bob Hartanto Wijaya, in a photo taken from Facebook.

Misa Han and Megan Levy A young couple in love, a passionate pilot and a businessman travelling with his two-year-old daughter were among those on board on AirAsia QZ8501, which went missing on Sunday.

Sydney siege: Iran says it 'requested extradition' of gunman Man Haron Monis in 2000

Man Maron Monis in Sydney.

Megan Levy Iranian police had requested the extradition of Man Haron Monis, the gunman who was shot dead in the Martin Place siege, 14 years ago but Australian authorities refused to hand him over, according to...

Sydney man Tom Ricketson killed in Cambodian nightclub fire

Tom Ricketson

Megan Levy Tom Ricketson, 32, was one of five people killed when an electrical fire tore through the Hip Hop Club in Siem Reap City about 2am on Tuesday, local time.

'Just another day at work': Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo posted photo days before death

Corporal Nathan Frank Cirillo.

Megan Levy Just three days ago, Corporal Nathan Cirillo posted a photograph on social media of himself dressed in military regalia smiling beside a fellow soldier.

Caltech: the university ranked higher than Harvard, Oxford and Stanford

Robert A. Millikan Memorial Library at Caltech

Megan Levy Most people would have heard the names Harvard, Oxford and Stanford mentioned among the most prestigious universities in the world.

Melbourne grandmother in Kenya crash

Olga King (left).

Nick Toscano and Megan Levy A Melbourne grandmother was one of the two Australian tourists killed in a bus crash in Kenya on Sunday.