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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.

Teen Bronte Doyne told to 'stop Googling' cancer symptoms before death

Megan Levy A hospital has apologised to the family of a teenager who was told to "stop Googling" her symptoms in the months before she died from a rare and extremely aggresive type of liver cancer.

Teens charged after thousands of ladybirds swarm through school

The intruders released about 72,000 of these throughout the school, police say.

Megan Levy A group of teenagers accused of releasing more than 70,000 ladybugs in a US high school as a graduation prank have been taught a tough lesson by police.

'I lost the man of my life': Yves Berthelot killed in New Caledonia shark attack

Shark victim: Yves Berthelot.

Megan Levy The wife of a man who died when he was bitten multiple times by a shark in New Caledonia says she has "lost the man of my life tonight".

Interpol warning over killer diet pills after woman's insides 'exploded like TNT'

Eloise Parry, 21, died after taking eight diet pills she bought online.

Megan Levy Interpol has issued a global alert about the dangers of taking dieting pills following the death of a young woman who "burnt up from the inside" after taking tablets she purchased online.

Nepal earthquake: Australian Tyronne White last seen in village swallowed by mud

Missing: Tyronne White was last seen in Langtang village.

Megan Levy Nestled in a valley to the north of Kathmandu, the quiet village of Langtang was known as one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas.

Nepal earthquake: Missing NSW man Tyronne White was trekking near disaster zone

Missing: NSW man Tyronne White has not been seen since the earthquake struck Nepal.

Megan Levy An Australian man who remains missing in Nepal nine days after a catastrophic earthquake rocked the Himalayan nation was seen trekking into an area that is now known to have been...

Bali 9 executions: Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran shot by firing squad

LIVE: Bali duo coverage (Thumbnail)

Megan Levy Australian Bali nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are among a group of eight prisoners who have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia after final, desperate pleas for mercy fell on deaf...

Nepal earthquake: The desperate search to find missing Australians

Bryce Lambert, right, was holidaying in Nepal with friends.

Megan Levy Kevin Atwood has been living every parent's nightmare. He knew his son was in Nepal when the earthquake struck, and was forced to wait in agony for word that he was safe.

Nepal earthquake: Video emerges of moment avalanche hit Everest base camp

A huge cloud of snow cascades down the mountain.

Megan Levy Terrifying footage has emerged reportedly of the moment an earthquake-triggered avalanche hit Everest base camp, sending panicked climbers running for their lives.

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

US actress Kate McKinnon takes off Hillary Clinton on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>.

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.