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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.

Holly Brockwell abused online for saying on BBC she doesn't want children

Holly Brockwell does not want to have children.

Megan Levy Four simple words have resulted in a torrent of online abuse for 29-year-old Holly Brockwell: "I don't want children". 

Woman survived Paris attacks because gunman's assault rifle jammed

The gunman - seen as a white figure - outside the pizzeria in a screengrab from the CCTV footage.

Megan Levy A woman who was filmed cowering beneath a table as a gunman pointed an assault rifle directly at her survived the Paris attacks only because the man's weapon malfunctioned, it has emerged.

Paris attacks: Hasna Aitboulahcen is 'western Europe's first female suicide bomber'

Residents are evacuated by the police in Saint-Denis, Paris, on Wednesday.

Megan Levy As French police encircled the hide-out of the alleged Paris attackers, a young woman appeared at the window of the third-storey apartment building with her hands raised in the air.

Paris attacks: father and son's talk about 'bad guys' shared around the world

Brandon and his father, Angel Le, are interviewed by a reporter for French TV show <em>Le Petit Journal</em>.

Megan Levy A young French boy's moving conversation with his father about the "bad guys" who carried out the terror attacks in Paris has resonated around the world.

The human faces of the Paris attacks. 'Their only crime was to be alive'

Mathias Dymarski and his girlfriend Marie Lausch died in the Paris attacks.

Megan Levy These are the faces of the Paris tragedy.

Paris attacks: Mobile phone 'saved man's life' outside Stade de France

The man, known as Syvestre, says his phone saved his life.

Megan Levy A mobile phone has been credited with saving the life of a man who was caught up in the gunfire when terrorists launched an attack on the Stade de France in Paris on Friday night.

Paris attacks: One World Trade Centre lit up in colours of French flag

One World Trade Centre is illuminated in the colours of the French flag.

Megan Levy The spire of One World Trade Centre in Manhattan was illuminated in the colours of the French flag on Friday night, as a city so  so  in a show of solidarity...

Paris attacks: terror inside the Bataclan concert hall as gunmen open fire

French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris on Friday.

Megan Levy Benjamin Cazenoves was one of hundreds of music fans who had filed into the popular Paris concert hall Le Bataclan on Friday night for a sold-out show to see US rock band Eagles of Death Metal.

Sex slave Karla Jacinto, who was raped 43,200 times, tells her devastating story

Testimony: Karla Jacinto in a screengrab from C-Span.

Megan Levy Karla Jacinto's early teenage years have been reduced to a figure that now haunts her: 43,200.

Accused wife killer Rod Covlin 'tried to marry off teen daughter in Mexico'

Rod Covlin has pleaded not guilty to his estranged wife's murder.

Megan Levy A former US stockbroker and renowned backgammon player charged with strangling his wife to death in her Manhattan apartment had attempted to marry off their 13-year-old daughter in Mexico to gain...

Chris Harper-Mercer, Oregon college shooter, was seeking 'Miss Right' online

A photo on the MySpace account of Chris Harper-Mercer.

Megan Levy The gunman behind a deadly shooting massacre at a US college was seeking romance on an online dating site, where he described himself as conservative and intellectual and looking for "mis right".

Oregon shooting: Chris Harper-Mercer named as Umpqua Community College gunman

Friends and family are reunited with students at the local fairgrounds after the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Oregon.

Megan Levy The gunman who was shot dead after a shooting massacre at a community college in Oregon in the US has been named by a law enforcement official as Chris Harper Mercer.

Oregon shooting: chilling message on 4chan warned of college massacre

A patient is wheeled into the emergency room at Mercy Medical Centre in Roseburg, Oregon, following a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg on Thursday

Megan Levy A chilling post on the anonymous message board 4chan appeared to warn students about a possible shooting massacre at a college in the US, hours before a gunman opened fire and killed 10 people.

Mecca stampede: Australians accounted for following deadly Haj crush

Megan Levy No Australians are believed to be among the more than 700 pilgrims killed and more than 800 injured in a catastrophic stampede near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on one of the holiest days in the Muslim...

Australian resident Keshia Handa falls to death at salsa party in Turkey

Keshia Handa, right, fell to her death from the roof of a hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.

Megan Levy An Australian resident has fallen to her death while attending a salsa party on the roof of a hotel in Turkey, according to reports.

Amazing video footage taken from edge of space revealed after lost cameras found in desert

This image was retrieved from a camera that crashed in the Arizona desert. The Grand Canyon is near the top left of the frame.

Megan Levy A group of students who launched a weather balloon over the Grand Canyon to capture images of the landmark from the edge of space thought their science experiment had failed - until a hiker...

What's in my bag? What Syrian refugees carry when they flee

Omran, 6, fled Syria with his family carrying only this bag.

Megan Levy If you had only a small bag in which to pack your most valued and needed possessions, what would you fill it with?

TV anchor Kimberly McBroom stunned in seconds after Virginia on-air shooting

Shocked: Kimberly McBroom

Megan Levy The stunned expression on the face of news anchor Kimberly McBroom summed up the sheer confusion and disbelief about what appeared to have just played out on live breakfast...

Bangkok bombing: dashboard cameras capture moment blast goes off in Thailand

Fierce blast … This image taken from security footage provided by Thai Public Broadcasting Service shows the moment of an explosion in central Bangkok, Thailand.

Megan Levy Mobile phones and dashboard cameras recorded the huge blast that killed at least 21 people in Bangkok on Monday evening.

Bangkok bombing: Australians in Thailand warned to stay away from Chidlom district

A policeman photographs debris from an explosion in central Bangkok, Thailand.

Megan Levy Australians have been warned to be careful in Thailand and to avoid the part of Bangkok where a bomb killed at least 19 on Monday.