World Briefs: Ferrari recalls vehicles over risk of fuel leak

Pedestrians pause to look at a luxury sportscar on display at the Ferrari SpA showroom on Tretyakov Drive in Moscow, Russia on Dec 20.
Pedestrians pause to look at a luxury sportscar on display at the Ferrari SpA showroom on Tretyakov Drive in Moscow, Russia on Dec 20. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Ferrari recalls vehicles over risk of fuel leak

Ferrari North America, a division of Ferrari, is recalling some 2016 California T vehicles because of a risk of a fuel leak in the engine compartment, according to a United States Department of Transportation notice.

The recall, which began on Dec 14, affects up to 185 vehicles made between Sept 8 and Nov 11, said the notice issued on Friday.

The higher risk of a leak, which increases the chances of fire, was the result of a manufacturing defect in a part provided by a supplier, said a filing with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.

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Cyprus seizes ship with suspected loot

NICOSIA • The Cypriot authorities have seized a Bahamas-flagged treasure hunting ship after discovering hundreds of antiquities aboard, state radio reported.

The American-owned Odyssey Explorer sailed into the port of Limassol on the southern Cyprus shores on Dec 17 and was boarded on Wednesday on suspicion of illegally exploring for antiquities in the Cypriot exclusive economic zone, the broadcaster said on Saturday.

Experts found 57 plastic containers with artefacts suspended in desalinated water, and hundreds of pieces of value were found packed in the hold of the ship.

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Rome, Milan ban cars to fight pollution

ROME • Rome and Milan have imposed bans on cars starting today, with a small town near Naples prohibiting wood-fired pizza ovens, as the Italian authorities seek to combat air pollution that has breached alert levels in an exceptionally warm and dry winter.

In the business capital of Milan, cars will be forbidden for six hours a day from Monday to Wednesday. On Christmas Day, air pollution alert levels were breached for the 31st day in a row in the city, where it has not rained for the past 50 days.

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US psychiatrist Spitzer dies, aged 83

NEW YORK • Dr Robert Spitzer, who gave psychiatry its first set of rigorous standards to describe mental disorders, providing a framework for diagnosis, research and legal judgments, has died. He was 83.

He died on Friday from complications of heart disease at the assisted living facility where he lived in Seattle, The New York Times yesterday quoted his wife Janet as saying.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 28, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Ferrari recalls vehicles over risk of fuel leak'. Print Edition | Subscribe