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PM2.5 pollution is back, rising to high-risk levels in Bangkok and Samut Prakan this week.

Levels of the pollutant hit 74 µg/m³, exceeding the government's 'safe' limit of 50 µg/m³.

Taxi passengers travelling to and from Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports must now pay extra for luggage.

Taxi drivers can charge between 20 baht and 100 baht extra for bags.

According to the announcement, taxi drivers and passengers have to reach an agreement on the price.

A passenger was arrested as he was boarding a plane at Phuket International Airport on Monday.

Frustrated by a flight delay, the man had told Thai Vietjet staff, "I think this airline should be bombed."

Police on Tuesday used water cannon to fire tear gas at pro-democracy demonstrators.

Fifty-five people were treated for injuries and illness, including six for gunshot wounds.

Vocabulary:

arrest : (of the police) taking someone to a police station because they are believed to have committed a crime - การจับกุม

bomb (v): to attack something with a bomb -

frustrated : feeling annoyed and impatient because you are prevented from achieving something - ผิดหวัง,ท้อแท้ใจมาก, หงุดหงิดใจ

injury (noun): physical damage done to a person or a part of their body - อาการบาดเจ็บ

luggage (noun): baggage; all the cases and bags that you take with you when you travel - กระเป๋าเดินทาง

pollutant (noun): something that causes pollution - สารพิษ, ของเสีย, สิ่งที่ทำให้สกปรก

pollution (noun): contaminated, when something has been made dirty, poisonous, unpleasant to see or smell and possibly dangerous to health - การทำให้เป็นมลพิษ, การทำให้สกปรก, ภาวะมลพิษ, สภาวะมลพิษ, มลภาวะเป็นพิษ, สภาพเป็นพิษ, ความสกปรก

risk : the possibility that something dangerous or unpleasant might happen - ความเสี่ยง

tear gas : a gas used by some police and armed forces to control crowds of people. It hurts the eyes and makes them produce tears - ก๊าซน้ำตา

water cannon : a machine that produces a powerful flow of water, used by the police to control crowds of people -

wound : an injury in which your skin or flesh is damaged - บาดแผล

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