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Michael Schumacher being brought out of coma

Michael Schumacher's family has confirmed that sedation of the former Formula One champion has been reduced to allow the 'start of the waking up process'. Schumacher suffered a serious head injury following a skiing accident in December.

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Fans hold silent vigil for Schumacher on 45th birthday

Ferrari fans attend a silent vigil for Schumacher outside the hospital on his birthday Credit: REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ferrari fans from France, Italy and Germany attended a silent 45thbirthday tribute to seven-time Formula One world champion MichaelSchumacher in front of the hospital in the French Alps, where he is being treated.

There has been no update on his condition, which had previously been described as critical but stable.

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