Right groups say the move to deport African refugees and migrants would violate both international and Israeli laws.
Up to six vessels would be deployed to support the Libyan coast guard in the interception and return of refugees and migrants to Libya "where they would face horrific abuses," says Amnesty International.
A malaria specialist, Tedros Adhanom, takes over the leadership from Margaret Chang, becoming the first African to head up the WHO.
Despite rough winter seas, migrant departures from Libya on boats chartered by people traffickers have increased in recent months.
Iconic Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, considered as 'Father of African photography' dies at 80
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