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1. The UN is finally saving itself from disrepute (Times) (£)

Libya shows that world leaders have woken up to their humanitarian responsibilities, says Alan Mendoza.

2. To do their job on Libya, scepticism is MPs' best weapon (Guardian)

Instead of cheering on Cameron, says Jackie Ashley, the Commons must reassert itself after its gung-ho disgrace over Iraq and Afghanistan.

3. The hypocrisy behind this intervention (Independent)

The west cannot go on cultivating hideous leaders and then turning on them whenever the winds change, argues Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

4. Taking on Colonel Gaddafi is a noble cause, but the risks are huge (Daily Telegraph)

Only with the support of the Arab world can intervention in Libya end without disaster, writes Boris Johnson.

5. The Saudi intervention in Bahrain will fuel sectarianism, not stifle it (Guardian)

In Bahrain as elsewhere, the uprising began in a spirit of hopeful nationalism, says Madeleine Bunting, but now religious divisions are being exploited.

6. A way out of Britain's growth dilemma (Financial Times)

In his Budget, the Chancellor should announce plans to launch a new National Investment Bank, say Robert Skidelsky and Felix Martin.

7. From Boy George to the Iron Chancellor? (Times)

Time Montgomerie says that Osborne's stature has been transformed. Now many Tories see him as a future leader.

8. The Budget will not break this bloody-minded coalition (Guardian)

Julian Glover argues that it's not the cuts but the AV referendum that will test Cameron and Clegg. Whatever happens, one side will feel defeated.

9. Advice from Curie on Japan's nuclear nightmare (Financial Times)

How is it that so little has been learned from past experience, asks Noriko Hama.

10. What will the fallout be for our own energy policy? (Independent)

Mary Ann Sieghart suggests that new power stations could be nearly as potent as tuition fees for the Lib Dems, with thousands likely to protest.

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