Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 9, 2015.
Despite court conflicts, same-sex marriages proceed in Alabama
Some courthouses in Alabama opted to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the legality of the unions currently muddled in court conflicts, between the state's chief justice, counties, the Federal District Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.
[Read more from the New York Times]
Obama: 'All options' on the table in Russia, Ukraine conflict
President Barack Obama said Monday his administration is considering "all options" – including supplying weapons to Ukraine – as fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukranian troops continues.
[Read more from BBC]
Prisoners escape Brazil jail after 'sexy' police officers seduce guards
Dozens of prisoners escaped a Brazilian jail after women dressed in "sexy" police officer costumes talked prison guards into letting them inside, where they seduced them and spiked their drinks. The guards were found the next morning, naked and handcuffed, with little recollection of what had happened.
[Read more from The Telegraph]
Netflix begins streaming in Cuba
Netflix announced Monday it will offer its video streaming services in Cuba. This is being described as a "largely symbolic move" that's being driven by the United States' decision to loosen restrictions on doing business with the nation.
[Read more from The Associated Press]