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Former F1 driver MICHAEL SCHUMACHER, "who is still lying in a coma in a French hospital, has contracted a lung infection." A report said that the effects on the fragile state of health of the 45-year-old "were unknown" (London TELEGRAPH, 2/12). ... The lawyer of South African Paralympic sprinter OSCAR PISTORIUS, who goes on trial for murder next month, said Wednesday that he "has reached an out of court settlement over a separate 2009 assault charge." Lawyer GARY PRITCHARD said, "It was a confidential settlement. The matter is settled. Both parties served notices of withdrawal of the action on each other and it has been resolved" (AFP, 2/12).